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Title: Radiological Contingency Planning for the Mars Science Laboratory Launch

Radiological Contingency Planning for the Mars Science Laboratory Launch This paper describes the contingency planning for the launch of the Mars Science Laboratory scheduled for the 21-day window beginning on September 15, 2009. National Security Technologies, LLC (NSTec), based in Las Vegas, Nevada, will support the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in its role for managing the overall radiological contingency planning support effort. This paper will focus on new technologies that NSTec’s Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) is developing to enhance the overall response capability that would be required for a highly unlikely anomaly. This paper presents recent advances in collecting and collating data transmitted from deployed teams and sensors. RSL is responsible to prepare the contingency planning for a range of areas from monitoring and assessment, sample collection and control, contaminated material release criteria, data management, reporting, recording, and even communications. The tools RSL has available to support these efforts will be reported. The data platform RSL will provide shall also be compatible with integration of assets and field data acquired with other DOE, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, state, and local resources, personnel, and equipment. This paper also outlines the organizational structure for response elements in radiological contingency planning.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 928970
Report Number(s):DOE/NV/25946--410
TRN: US200812%%724
DOE Contract Number:DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:Conference
Resource Relation:Conference: 11th International Conference on Radiation Shielding (ICRS-11) and the 15th Topical Meeting of the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division (RPSD-2008) of the American Nuclear Society
Research Org:National Security Technologies, LLC
Sponsoring Org:USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; COMMUNICATIONS; MANAGEMENT; MONITORING; NASA; NATIONAL SECURITY; PERSONNEL; PLANNING; RADIATION PROTECTION; RADIATIONS; REMOTE SENSING; SHIELDING; WINDOWS Radiological Contingency Planning for the Mars Science Laboratory Launch