AFS Aerosol Fluorescence Sensor

The Aerosol Fluorescence Sensor (AFS) uses separate measurements on different parts of the fluorescence spectrum to differentiate biological particles from fluorescing man-made pollutant particles in the atmosphere. Fluorescence detection output 1 is 300 - 420 nm (UV); fluorescence detection output 2 is 420 - 650 nm (visible). The AFS can be operated alone or in tandem with Biral’s Aspect particle size and shape analysis system to provide multi-parameter characterization.

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Paul Smith
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+44 (0)1275 847787
P.O. Box 2, Portishead,
Bristol, BS20 7JB, UK
www.biral.com
Manufacturer
Biral
Product Name
AFS Aerosol Fluorescence Sensor
Detection Category
Biological;
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Fluorescence;
Application
Emergency Response; Detection;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The Aerosol Fluorescence Sensor (AFS) uses separate measurements on different parts of the fluorescence spectrum to differentiate biological particles from fluorescing man-made pollutant particles in the atmosphere. Fluorescence detection output 1 is 300 - 420 nm (UV); fluorescence detection output 2 is 420 - 650 nm (visible). The AFS can be operated alone or in tandem with Biral’s Aspect particle size and shape analysis system to provide multi-parameter characterization.
Availability
DISCONTINUED
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 –TRL 9, immediately available
3 – TRL 9 1-2 months delivery after order
2 – TRL 7-8
1 – <TRL 7
Dimensions
10.4 x 11.4 x 11 in (265 x 290 x 280 mm)
Weight
<30 lbs.; 11.3 lbs (5.3 kg)
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – <1 lb
3 – <5 Lbs.
2 – <30 Lbs.
1 – >30 Lbs.
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; 90-260 VAC; 47-63 Hz
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – None
3 – Battery or Line Power
2 – Standard Line Power
1 – Non-Standard Line Power
Transportability
Person-Portable
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Handheld
3 – Person-Portable
2 – Mounted
1 – Benchtop/Fixed
Operating Conditions
5 to 30 °C; 0 to 95% RH
Data Analysis Support Equipment
Air pump required for standalone operation (7 LPM)
Communications Interface
USB 1.0 or USB 2.0
Unit Cost
$25,132.00
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 - <$500
3 – <$10,000 per unit
2 – <$50,000 per unit
1 – >$50,000 per unit
Maintenance Cost
$20,435 as accessory to Aspect (at current exchange rate, British pound to US dollar)
Tested For Biological Agents
Biological particles
Sample Introduction
Vapor/Gas; Particle
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
Negligible
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds)
tooltip-iconAssociated Scoring Levels4 – Continuous/<60 Seconds
3 – <5 minute
2 – <15 minute
1 – > 15 minutes
Other Operational Parameters
UV-Light Induced Fluorescence
Training Required
<1 day training
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
Yes; If used in connection with any WMD activity, including research into detection systems, an export license will be required.
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