Bio-Threat Detection & Collection


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The IBAC 2 is a fully automated bio-detection sensor that can support continual, 24/7, air monitoring or can be set to targeting sampling windows to align to hours of operation. It alarms in less than 60 seconds when a bio-threat is present. IBAC can be configured to support automated aerosol sampling either in conjunction with its’ triggered alarms or at a set frequency sampling time. In wide service throughout the world, IBAC 2 is used to collect and detect aerosolized agents for all four classes of biological threats (spore, viral, cellular, and protein toxins) with low false alarm.

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  • 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.

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System Overview
UV Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF)
Spores, vegetative bacteria, viruses, and toxins; particle size: 0.7 – 10 microns
Enclosure & Protection
Aluminum, IP66 weatherproof
Battery Specification
Li-ion BB 2590 military battery; up to 14 hrs runtime; charge < 4 hrs
Operating Temp & Humidity
-5 to 125 °F (-20 to 50 °C) 5% to 95%, non-condensing
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)
Cold Start Time
< 5 mins
Input Voltage
100-240 VAC (adapter supplied); 18-36 VDC
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
System Interface
Ethernet, RS-232; optional embedded wireless (900MHz or 2.4GHz)
Data Storage
Internal 2 GB MicroSD memory card; stores over 1 yr of data
Particle data, sensor diagnostics, bio-alarm, and fault
Training Requirements
< 2 hrs
Display & Alerts
On-board LED for visual indication; full display via software on external computer
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Export Restrictions

The information contained in this page pertains to a dual use product controlled for export by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Diversion contrary to US law is prohibited. US Department of Commerce authorization is not required prior to export or transfer to foreign persons or parties unless otherwise prohibited.