Biological Threat Detection Systems

Biological Threat Detection Systems

Application Story

VersaLogic SBC Powers System Used to Monitor Environments for Traces of Biological and Chemical Weapons

Biological agent attacks have the potential to cause catastrophic effects. Developing threat detection systems for biological warfare and chemical weapons is challenging. These applications need to survive in harsh environments, from extreme heat to bone-chilling cold, along with the hazard of being shaken around by movement. That’s where VersaLogic’s single board computers can help. VersaLogic products are tested for shock and vibration and operate along the full industrial temperature range (-40° to +85°C).

The Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS) is designed to help mitigate biological and chemical warfare threats, to ensure the safety of troops on the battlefield. The specific function of JBPDS is to provide biological agent point detection, identification, and sampling capability for both fixed-site and mobile operations. The system is intended to detect biological agents in less than one minute and identify the agents in less than 15 minutes. Highly rugged and reliable, VersaLogic SBCs are being used in the latest generation of JBPDS systems.

VersaLogic’s engineering resources customized the SBC to meet the stringent requirements of the system. Leveraging VersaLogic’s U.S.-based support team, the manufacturer was able to accelerate their development efforts and improve the biological threat detection system’s performance.

The defense and aerospace industries count on VersaLogic’s expertise to deliver reliable embedded systems. If your application needs a rugged, industrial temperature embedded computer, look no further than the company that has proven its performance for over 40 years.




Whether your application needs a standard off-the-shelf product, or a customized embedded computer, the skilled technical staff at VersaLogic work hard to accommodate demanding specifications. Contact VersaLogic Technical Sales staff today for assistance specifying the ideal embedded computer for your project.