The U.S. Senate has signed off on a measure containing $1.75 million for Kansas University for SensorNet, a chemical and biological agent sensor network, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts' office has announced.
The entire appropriation for SensorNet is $17.5 million.
SensorNet supports the real-time detection, identification, and assessment of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats to the United States. KU is contributing to the development of a rail test bed in Kansas City.
Roberts is chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.