Bio-Threat Detection & Collection


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The IBAC 2 is a fully automated biological agent detector that provides 24/7 air monitoring. It alarms in less than 60 seconds when a bio-threat is present, triggering an onboard or remote sampler to collect a real-time sample for eventual analysis. In wide service throughout the world, IBAC 2 is used to collect and detect all four classes of biological aerosol threats (spore, viral, cellular, and protein toxins) at concentrations at or below industry goals.

Early Warning of Bio-Aerosol Threats

  • Real-Time Warning Capability

    Autonomous 24/7 operation with no consumables. Detection algorithms for indoor and outdoor use.

  • Alarm Automatically Triggers Sample Collection

    System triggers collector only when high-probability of bio-agent threat, greatly reducing consumables and number of samples to process.

  • Most Widely Deployed Biological Trigger

    Operates as part of a network configuration in "first tier" building protection system, or via battery for mobile detection capability.

System Overview
Data Storage
Internal 2 GB MicroSD memory card; stores over 1 yr of data
Training Requirements
< 2 hrs
Operating Humidity
5% to 95%, non-condensing
Operating Temperature
-5 to 125 °F (-20 to 50 °C)
Storage Temperature
-40 to 160 °F (-40 to 70 °C)
Physical Features
Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.5 x 6.5 x 9.0 in (24.0 x 16.5 x 22.9 cm) - without battery; DFU Collector: 3.5 x 3 in (H x Diameter) 8.9 x 7.6 cm; C100 Collector: 4.5 x 5.5 in (H x Diameter) 11.4 x 14 cm
7.5 lbs (3.4 kg); DFU Collector: 1.3 lbs (0.6 kg); C100 Collector: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
Enclosure & Protection
Aluminum, IP66 weatherproof
Battery Specs
Li-ion BB 2590 military battery; up to 14 hrs runtime; charge < 4 hrs
Cold Start Time
< 5 mins
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC (adapter supplied); 18-36 VDC
Power Consumption
DFU Collector: 60 watts; C100 Collector: 60 watts
Sampling & Analysis
Collection Media
DFU Collector: Dry sampling - polyester felt filters (47mm diameter, 1 micron); C100 Collector: Wet sampling - buffer rinse fluid provided in premeasured vials
Max Flow Rate
DFU Collector: 100 L/min; C100 Collector: 200 L/min
Particle Size
DFU Collector: 1 to 10 microns; C100 Collector: 1 to 10 microns
Sample Collection
Integrated with DFU or C100 sample collector (see below)
Sample Introduction
Airborne particles; triggered aerosol sample collector
Sample Phase
Aerosol; flow rate 4.0 L/min (0.14 ft3 /min)
Sample Recovery
DFU Collector: Particle extraction from filter performed in vial with liquid buffer; C100 Collector: Manual liquid rinse performed at collector, yields 6mL of liquid
Sampling & Analysis
Continuous sampling 24/7/365; indoor/outdoor alarm settings; analysis time configurable down to 1 second
Sampling Method
DFU Collector: Dry collection; C100 Collector: Wet or dry collection
< 100 particles/L of air
Spores, vegetative bacteria, viruses, and toxins; particle size: 0.7 – 10 microns
System Interface
Ethernet, RS-232; optional embedded wireless (900MHz or 2.4GHz)
Particle data, sensor diagnostics, bio-alarm, and fault
Display and Alerts
On-board LED for visual indication; full display via software on external computer
UV Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF)
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