Biohazard Detection and Security of Critical Transportation Infrastructure

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CAIT project no.: NSF RU9059

Fiscal Year: 2003/2004

Status: Final

Rutgers-CAIT Author(s): Maria Boile, Mohsen Jafari, Ali Maher

Sponsor(s): National Science Foundation


This project employs the expertise of transportation professionals to develop an advanced chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) monitoring and response management system for critical infrastructures such as transit hubs, airports, and marine terminals.

A concept model will be planned and designed for the use of a novel Anthrax detection technology in a selected critical facility. The project will designate the appropriate site, design the proper packaging and ruggedization for the device, and most importantly develop the protocols for integration of data into the facility’s existing incident management systems (IMS) for providing the appropriate emergency response.

The second phase of the project includes the physical determination, implementation, and testing of the system, and will be conducted in the designated facility. A complete package, including monitoring hardware, IMS protocols, software, and results of evaluation programs will compose the final product.