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Meeting Sensor System Requirements (285)

Problem: Match sensor system design to application needs (selectivity, sensitivity, analysis speed, cost, robustness, etc.)

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

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PNNL Solution:

  • Determine critical requirements
  • Conduct trade-off analysis of candidate technologies versus the sensor requirements
  • Choose technology that best satisfies overall requirements

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Biological, chemical, and nuclear sensor technologies; chemical, biological, and material sciences to support sensor development, adaptation, and evaluation; instrumentation development and adaptation;data analysis methods including statistical and advanced analytical methods to fully leverage available data; software development for instrument control, data analysis, and reporting; internal teaming with staff with experience in multiple application areas to ensure sensors meet practical application requirements; laboratory and field evaluation testing; system design and performance documentation.

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Contact: Michael Lind

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