TACBIO™

The TACBIO™ was developed by the U.S. government for military, homeland security, and public health applications. It is a compact and rugged portable biological particle detector that uses both diffractive scattering and natural biological fluorescence to monitor aerosol particulates and classify them as being of either biological or non-biological origin.

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William Fritch
Product Manager
+1 410 436 7118
5183 Blackhawk Road
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010
USA
Jon Tobelmann
jontobelmann@resrchintl.com
+1 703 625 8381
17161 Beaton Road Southeast
Monroe, WA 98272-1034
USA
www.ecbc.army.mil
www.resrchintl.com
Manufacturer
CCDC-CBC
Product Name
TACBIO™
Detection Category
Biological
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Fluorescence;
Application
Detection;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The TACBIO™ was developed by the U.S. government for military, homeland security, and public health applications. It is a compact and rugged portable biological particle detector that uses both diffractive scattering and natural biological fluorescence to monitor aerosol particulates and classify them as being of either biological or non-biological origin.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
6.1 x 6.7 x 15.7 in (15.6 x 17 x 40 cm) with inlet stack attached
Weight
<30 lbs.; 9.7 lbs. (4.4 kg)
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; AC/DC Line Power; 4.8 watts at 13 VDC to 36 VDC. Can be used with BA-5590 primary battery; or UBI 2590 rechargeable battery. Operable on AC mains power or vehicle power with proper converter.
Noise Produced
> 100 dB
Transportability
Person-Portable
Ruggedness
Extreme Temperatures/Humidity; EMI-resistant aluminum shell
Operating Conditions
-20 to 50°C (-4 to 122°F), < 95% RH non-condensing
Consumables
None
Solvents/Reagents
None
Available Accessories
None
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Windows-based software
Communications Interface
Bluetooth, RS-232
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
>5 years
Other Biological Targets
Bacteria, spores, viruses, toxins
Sample Introduction
Aerosol;
Known Interferents/Inhibitors
Interferent resistant to diesel smoke, pollen, silica dust
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
1 minute
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<1 minute
Alarm Capability
Audible, visual
Software Control
PC, Remote
Other Operational Parameters
Sampling volume: 1.2 LPM of ambient air nominal; 100-300 ACPLA in natural environments, 20-30 ACPLA under laboratory test conditions.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Yes
Manuals Available
Yes
Warranties
Yes
Approved Vendors
Research International, Inc.
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