Skip to Main Content U.S. Department of Energy
Sensors & Electronics

Biological Sensors

Improving Fieldable Sensor Performance (284)

Problem: Need user-friendly, robust, fieldable sensors that provide key features of analytical lab instrument capabilities

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Mechanisms through Instruments

PNNL Solution:

  • Leverage strong PNNL analytical and sample pretreatment capabilities
  • Employ advanced biology, chemistry, and material science resources
  • Develop key materials and subsystems tailored to meet sensor system requirements
  • Develop and demonstrate the advanced sensor systems
Graphic representation of analytical and sample pretreatment capabilities

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Nano- and micro-technology; surface chemistry; biotechnology; polymer chemistry; radiation physics; sensor physics including numerous transduction mechanisms and platforms; various sensor technologies; electronics including analog, digital, and RF communications technologies; statistical and advanced data analysis methods; biological and chemical analytical methods including specialized sample preparation/pretreatment methods to allow trace and ultra-trace detection of target analytes in environmental samples.

Selected Links to Related Information:

Contact: Bob Wright

Sensors & Electronics

Related Information

Search S&E

Biological Sensors

Biological Sensors

S&E Website Contacts