Accession Number : ADD013910

Title :   Generic Detection with a Receptor Based Optic Sensor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 29 Sep 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Thames, Kenneth E

Report Date : 29 Sep 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This invention relates to an improved method or technique of detecting a class or any one of a number of toxic materials which may be present in fluids on a battlefield. More particularly this invention relates to a fiber optic sensor whose fiber is coated with a physiological receptor. In a preferred embodiment, a disposable device is used such as a optic wave guide which consists of a length of precise diameter capillary tubing. (jes).

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL AGENTS, *DETECTION, *DISPOSABLE EQUIPMENT, *FIBER OPTICS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, BATTLEFIELDS, DIAMETERS, FLUIDS, MATERIALS, PRECISION, TUBES, TOXICITY

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE