Introduction and Bioaerosol Detection Terminology

  • Torbjörn TjärnhageEmail author
  • Per Jonsson
  • Yannick Morel
Part of the Integrated Analytical Systems book series (ANASYS)


This chapter is a brief introduction to the biodetection field and provides a conceptual understanding of the capability of the current biodetection technologies. As many biodetector technologies have their origin in military applications, a very brief discussion about biological weapons is also included. Finally, the chapter addresses basic definitions and nomenclature that are used in the biodetection community.


Specificity Specificity Biological Weapon North Atlantic Treaty Organization Biological Particle Remote Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torbjörn Tjärnhage
    • 1
    Email author
  • Per Jonsson
    • 2
  • Yannick Morel
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of CBRN Defence and SecurityFOI—Swedish Defence Research AgencyUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Division of Sensor and EW SystemsFOI—Swedish Defence Research AgencyLinköpingSweden
  3. 3.DGA Maîtrise NRBC—CBRN DefenceDirection Générale de l’ArmementVert le PetitFrance

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