Resource Effective BioIdentification System (REBS)

REBS is a rugged, battery-powered system capable of autonomous and continuous use with operating costs of less than $1 per day per unit and assay costs of just $0.04 per sample. REBS relies on a combination of patented aerosol collection and optical spectroscopy to detect hundreds of threats ranging from bacteria, viruses and toxins to aerosolized chemicals, and even mixed threats.

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Manufacturer
Battelle
Product Name
Resource Effective BioIdentification System (REBS)
Detection Category
Chemical; Biological;
Detection Principle
Microscopy;
Detection Method
Raman Spectroscopy;
Application
Detection; Emergency Response; Screening;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
REBS is a rugged, battery-powered system capable of autonomous and continuous use with operating costs of less than $1 per day per unit and assay costs of just $0.04 per sample. REBS relies on a combination of patented aerosol collection and optical spectroscopy to detect hundreds of threats ranging from bacteria, viruses and toxins to aerosolized chemicals, and even mixed threats.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2014
Supporting Documentation
Docs: MRIGlobal - REBS.pdf; Battelle-REBS2.pdf;
Dimensions
18 x 12 x 12 in (46 x 30 x 30 cm)
Weight
35 lbs (15.9 kg)
Power Requirements
Batteries BA-2590 (internal), BA-5590 (external) for 30 days of autonomous operation; Voltage input 24–28 VDC, 110–240 VAC 50–60 Hz
Transportability
Mounted
Durability
Rugged
Operating Conditions
0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Consumables
Yes
Available Accessories
Optional liquid-sample processing mode is available for analysis of aqueous solutions. GPS (MGRS, Lat/Long optional)
Communications Interface
RJ-45 Ethernet 900MHz RF wireless; Ethernet bridge frequency hopping; 903.xx MHz; 128-bit AES encryption; GPS; Meteorological sensor (wind speed, temperature, humidity)
Expected Operational Life
18 hour battery life
Maintenance Cost
$20 per month in consumables
Tested For Chemical Agents
Yes
Tested For ITF-25 TIC/TIMs
Yes
Tested For Explosives
Amenable based on technology
Tested For Narcotics
Yes
Other Chemical Targets
Yes
Tested For Biological Agents
Bacillus anthracis-Ames, Sterne; Bacillus globigii; Bacillus thuringiensis-Kurstaki and ATCC 9727; Bacillus cereus-ATCC 14579; Brucella suis; Burkholderia mallei; Burkholderia pseudomallei; Yersinia pestis- Kim, Nairobi, CO92; Erwinia herbicola
Other Biological Targets
Escherichia coli; Francisella tularensis; Botulinum toxoid; Ovalbumin grade III and V; Bovine serum albumin; MS2 bacteriophage; T3 bacteriophage; Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis-Trinidad; Vaccinia
Number of Library Entries
100+ biological
Customize For New Targets
Yes
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Solid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
cfu/mL; Neat/mixtures; mg; g; %
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Demonstrated zero False Alarm Rates in actual environmental testing
False Positive Rates
0.001%
False Negative Rates
Low
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 15 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
15 minutes
Total Run Time
20 to 30 minutes
Alarm Capability
Audible and Visual
Software Control
Yes
Other Operational Parameters
Operating cost ~$1 per day. Sensitivity of under 25 ACPL.
Operator Skills Required
Non-Technical background
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Reachback Service
Yes
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