detection of chemical and biological agent
Chemical and biological agents are a major problem for mass population centers, such as cities. Detection devices are requisite for determining the presence and type of known chemical or biological agents.
Employing ideas from detector arrays and imaging devices, the invention is an optical device for determining the presence of chemical and biological agents in the environment. Using a combinations of resonators for agent reception, filtration devices and processing systems, the device can receive an agent from the atmosphere and determine its type from a catalogue of known agents. Due to its efficient design, the invention can be incorporated into a portable device reducing size, weight, cost and power requirements, compared to conversional designs. In addition, the invention can be integrated easily with imaging devices.
detection device can be incorporated into portable devices
integrated with imaging devices