Biohazard Detection and Security of Critical Transportation Infrastructures

Project Details

Description

The primary objective of this project is to advance existing capabilities in providing security for critical transportation infrastructures against CBR (Chemical, Biological and Radiological) threats. The project will bring experts from the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), the Port Authority of NY/NJ in partnership with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure & Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University to develop an advanced & integrated CBRN monitoring and response management system for critical infrastructures such as transit hubs, airports and marine terminals.

In the first phase of the project, which is covered in this proposal, the team will plan and design the concept model 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. In the second and the final phase of the project, the physical implementation and testing of the system will be conducted in facilities designated and designed for in phase one. Furthermore, efforts will be made to extend the integration protocol to other CBR threats. A complete package including monitoring hardware, IMS protocols and software, and results of evaluation programs will constitute the final outcome of the project.

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/038/31/04

Funding

  • National Science Foundation: $58,236.00

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