The Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) is a robust bio-detection instrument suite that is fully functional in any operational environment. The JBPDS provides automatic detection and identification of airborne biological agents at very low levels, triggers local and remote warning systems, and communicates threat information over standard communication systems.
Using laser-induced fluorescence, the trigger/detector continuously evaluates the atmospheric background for traces of potential biological agents. When the system detects something of a suspicious nature, the collector/concentrator is initiated to sample of hundreds of liters of air-per-minute, providing a small amount of liquid containing the collected and concentrated aerosol sample.
This sample is then evaluated for specific biological agents using immuno assays (similar to pregnancy test strips) with an automated reader assembly. If the assay shows signs of biological agents, an alarm is sounded. A portion of the liquid sample collected is provided for gold-standard laboratory analysis following each collection.
- HMMWV-mounted shelters (M31E2 BIDS)
- Light Armored Vehicles (LAV, Stryker NBCRV, JSLNBCRS)
- Shipboard shore and port facilities
A Closer Look...
|BBSU: ||30 H x 36 W x 20 D inches |
(762 x 914 x 508 mm)
275 pounds (124.7 kg)
|Power Packs: ||9H x 21W x 18 D inches |
|Ship/Shelter: ||(229 x 533 x 457 mm) |
65 pounds (28.4 kg)
|MP/TR/Fixed: ||10 H x 36 W x 25 D inches |
(254 x 914 x 635 mm)
200 pounds (90.7 kg)
|ECU (MP/TR/Fixed only): ||30 H x 20 W x 13D inches |
(762 x 508 x 330 mm)
100 pounds (45.3 kg)
|Operating Temperature: ||-18°F to 122°F (-28°C to 50°C) |
|Storage Temperature: ||40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C) |
|Vibration: ||MIL-STD-810E Method 514.4 |
Proc.7 common carrier/Proc.3 loose cargo
|Electromagnetic Interference (EMI): ||MIL-STD-461/462 |
|Drop Test: ||MIL-STD-810 |
|Power: ||Ship/Shelter 1,500 W max |
MP/TR/Fixed 2,400 W max