ASAP V for Critical Infrastructure Protection
Automated Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Threat Detection

Urban infrastructures worldwide are coming under increasing threat from vandals, gangs, and recently, terrorists. The ASAP V for Critical Infrastructure Protection is a modular, multi-sensor surveillance system designed for subways and other high-value/high-risk areas. Sensor modules are available that can detect a wide range of threats, from the presence of nuclear, biological and chemical agents, to smoke and fire.

ASAP V/CIP systems may be configured to uniquely match your particular concerns and budget. A nodal approach is used that allows local or remote monitoring of a single suite of detectors or the monitoring of a number of nodes in different locations. Information from the individual nodes can flow to a central PC-based monitoring system via secure optical fiber, cell phone, Internet, Bluetooth, or other appropriate data linking technology. Research International can supply the following monitoring capabilities: NBC threats, explosives, smoke and fire, video and sound, intrusion, thermal imaging and meterological data.

Product Features

  • Air Collection Rate: 390 LPM using 30,000 hour life brushless fan.
  • Particulates Range: 1 to 10 um.
  • Air/Liquid Concentration Ratio: 78,000/min. nominal.
  • Liquid inventory maintained at user- preset level independent of collection time, relative humidity, or temperature.
  • Liquid Inventory: 4 to 5cc, nominal; continuously adjustable under computer control.
  • Make-Up Water: System includes 8 L distilled water reservoir that provides fresh water needs for more than 5 days.
  • Detects virtually all bio-threats: Spores, bacteria, viruses and toxins
  • Minimal or no sample pre-preparation
  • Insensitive to most interferents. Has been used to test whole blood, urine, raw sewage, milk, and 10% meat slurries.
  • Fast; 15-20 minutes per assay depending on analyte
  • Sensitivity;Analyte dependent, 1 to 10 ppb typical for toxins, 100 to 100,000 CFU/ml for bacteria.
  • All fluids and reagents stored on-board.

Typical Application

  • Transit systems/subways
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Homeland security
  • Air quality