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Title: Networked Gamma Radiation Detection System for Rapid Tactical Response

Abstract

A networked gamma radiation detection system with directional sensitivity and energy spectral data acquisition capability is being developed by the National Security Technologies, LLC, to support the close and intense tactical engagement of law enforcement who carry out counterterrorism missions. In the proposed design, three clusters of 2' × 4' × 16' sodium iodide crystals (4 each) with digiBASE-E (for list mode data collection) would be placed on the passenger side of a minivan. To enhance localization and facilitate rapid identification of isotopes, advanced smart realtime localization and radioisotope identification algorithms like WAVRAD (wavelet-assisted variance reduction for anomaly detection) and NSCRAD (nuisance-rejection spectral comparison ratio anomaly detection) will be incorporated. We are testing a collection of algorithms and analysis on the problem of radiation detection with a distributed sensor network, examining such a network’s associated characteristics, and also the trade-offs between false positive alarm rates, true positive alarm rates, and time to detect multiple radiation sources in a large area. Empirical and simulation analyses of critical system parameters, such as number of sensors, sensor placement, and sensor response functions, are being examined. This networked system will provide an integrated radiation detection architecture and framework with (i) a large nationally recognizedmore » search database equivalent that would help generate a common operational picture in a major radiological crisis; (ii) a robust reach back connectivity for search data to be evaluated by home teams; and, finally, (iii) a possibility of integrating search data from multi-agency responders.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), AAFB, MD (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
  2. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Las Vegas, NV (United States). Remote Sensing Lab.
  3. National Security Technologies, LLC. (NSTec), Las Vegas, NV (United States). Nevada Operations
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1240860
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-2508
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: SPIE Optics and Photonics , San Diego, CA (United States), 8-11 Aug 2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
networked detectors; tactical response/engagement; false alarm rate

Citation Formats

Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy, Maurer, Richafrd J., Wolff, Ronald S., Smith, Ethan, Guss, Paul P., and Mitchell, Stephen E. Networked Gamma Radiation Detection System for Rapid Tactical Response. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy, Maurer, Richafrd J., Wolff, Ronald S., Smith, Ethan, Guss, Paul P., & Mitchell, Stephen E. Networked Gamma Radiation Detection System for Rapid Tactical Response. United States.
Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy, Maurer, Richafrd J., Wolff, Ronald S., Smith, Ethan, Guss, Paul P., and Mitchell, Stephen E. Sat . "Networked Gamma Radiation Detection System for Rapid Tactical Response". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1240860.
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title = {Networked Gamma Radiation Detection System for Rapid Tactical Response},
author = {Mukhopadhyay, Sanjoy and Maurer, Richafrd J. and Wolff, Ronald S. and Smith, Ethan and Guss, Paul P. and Mitchell, Stephen E.},
abstractNote = {A networked gamma radiation detection system with directional sensitivity and energy spectral data acquisition capability is being developed by the National Security Technologies, LLC, to support the close and intense tactical engagement of law enforcement who carry out counterterrorism missions. In the proposed design, three clusters of 2' × 4' × 16' sodium iodide crystals (4 each) with digiBASE-E (for list mode data collection) would be placed on the passenger side of a minivan. To enhance localization and facilitate rapid identification of isotopes, advanced smart realtime localization and radioisotope identification algorithms like WAVRAD (wavelet-assisted variance reduction for anomaly detection) and NSCRAD (nuisance-rejection spectral comparison ratio anomaly detection) will be incorporated. We are testing a collection of algorithms and analysis on the problem of radiation detection with a distributed sensor network, examining such a network’s associated characteristics, and also the trade-offs between false positive alarm rates, true positive alarm rates, and time to detect multiple radiation sources in a large area. Empirical and simulation analyses of critical system parameters, such as number of sensors, sensor placement, and sensor response functions, are being examined. This networked system will provide an integrated radiation detection architecture and framework with (i) a large nationally recognized search database equivalent that would help generate a common operational picture in a major radiological crisis; (ii) a robust reach back connectivity for search data to be evaluated by home teams; and, finally, (iii) a possibility of integrating search data from multi-agency responders.},
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year = {2015},
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