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NCJ Number: 34091 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: BIOLUMINESCENT NARCOTICS/BOMB VAPOR DETECTORS - ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - FINAL REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: RPC Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 250
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
New York City Police Dept
New York, NY 10038
RPC Corporation
El Segundo, CA 90245
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: NI-71-053
Publication Number: C-55684
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: BIOLUMINESCENT NARCOTICS/BOMB VAPOR DETECTORS WERE DEVELOPED; MUTAGENIC BACTERIA STRAINS REACT MEASURABLY TO THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN VAPORS.
Abstract: BIOSENSOR SENSITIVITIES WERE ENHANCED SUFFICIENTLY TO ENABLE DETECTIONS OF DYNAMITE VAPORS FROM VARIOUS PACKAGE CONFIGURATIONS (LUGGAGE, CARTONS). THE HEROIN VAPORS WERE DETECTABLE FROM CUTTING ROOMS AND WALLS WHICH WERE PRIMARY PROGRAM OBJECTIVES. PRIOR TO THIS CONTRACT, IT WAS ONLY POSSIBLE TO DETECT HEROIN AND DYNAMITE VAPORS FROM A PLASTIC CONTAINER THROUGH ACCESS HOLES IN THE CONTAINER. BIOSENSORS SENSITIVE TO MARIJUANA AND COCAINE VAPORS WERE ALSO DEVELOPED, ALTHOUGH NOT TO THE EXTENT OF BEING USED FOR FIELD DETECTIONS. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BIOSENSOR SENSITIVITY ENHANCEMENT, ENGINEERING ADVANCES CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL PROTOTYPE FIELD SYSTEM. THE PROTOTYPE DETECTOR UNITS ARE PORTABLE AND CAN BE OPERATED FROM AC OR DC POWER. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Bioluminescence; Bomb detection; Crime laboratory equipment; Drug detection; Heroin; Mobile crime laboratories
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