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Title: Mission Analysis for Using Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Equipment for Consequence Management

Abstract

The overall objective of this project is to research, evaluate, and test first responder preventive radiological/nuclear detection (PRND) equipment to provide state and local agencies with scientific guidance on how to effectively use this equipment for response after a radiological/nuclear release or detonation. While the equipment being tested in this effort has been specifically designed by technology manufacturers and purchased by responders for preventive detection and source interdiction operations, the fleet of PRND equipment can help fill critical needs for radiological instrumentation should a consequence management (CM) response take place, as it is currently the most widely available and fielded radiological instrumentation by state and local agencies. This effort will provide scientific guidance on the most effective way to utilize this class of equipment for consequence management missions. Gaining a better understanding of how PRND equipment can operate and perform for these missions will allow for recommendations on the tactical approach responders can use for consequence management operations. PRND equipment has been placed into service by federal, state, and local agencies throughout the nation. If the equipment capability and limitations are taken into account, this large inventory can be leveraged to support the emergency response in the aftermath of amore » radiological or nuclear event. With several hundred makes and models of PRND equipment, often with significantly different detection capabilities that do not align with their nominal PRND equipment type, development of a streamlined categorization scheme with respect to consequence management missions was the first step to identifying safe and effective uses of PRND equipment for radiological/nuclear incident response.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. US Dept. of Homeland Security National Urban Security Technology Lab., Manhattan, NY (United States)
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1404850
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-739806
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY

Citation Formats

Buddemeier, Brooke R., Wood-Zika, Annmarie R., Haynes, Daniel, Klemic, Gladys A., and Musolino, Stephen V. Mission Analysis for Using Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Equipment for Consequence Management. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1404850.
Buddemeier, Brooke R., Wood-Zika, Annmarie R., Haynes, Daniel, Klemic, Gladys A., & Musolino, Stephen V. Mission Analysis for Using Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Equipment for Consequence Management. United States. doi:10.2172/1404850.
Buddemeier, Brooke R., Wood-Zika, Annmarie R., Haynes, Daniel, Klemic, Gladys A., and Musolino, Stephen V. Fri . "Mission Analysis for Using Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Equipment for Consequence Management". United States. doi:10.2172/1404850. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1404850.
@article{osti_1404850,
title = {Mission Analysis for Using Preventive Radiological/Nuclear Detection Equipment for Consequence Management},
author = {Buddemeier, Brooke R. and Wood-Zika, Annmarie R. and Haynes, Daniel and Klemic, Gladys A. and Musolino, Stephen V.},
abstractNote = {The overall objective of this project is to research, evaluate, and test first responder preventive radiological/nuclear detection (PRND) equipment to provide state and local agencies with scientific guidance on how to effectively use this equipment for response after a radiological/nuclear release or detonation. While the equipment being tested in this effort has been specifically designed by technology manufacturers and purchased by responders for preventive detection and source interdiction operations, the fleet of PRND equipment can help fill critical needs for radiological instrumentation should a consequence management (CM) response take place, as it is currently the most widely available and fielded radiological instrumentation by state and local agencies. This effort will provide scientific guidance on the most effective way to utilize this class of equipment for consequence management missions. Gaining a better understanding of how PRND equipment can operate and perform for these missions will allow for recommendations on the tactical approach responders can use for consequence management operations. PRND equipment has been placed into service by federal, state, and local agencies throughout the nation. If the equipment capability and limitations are taken into account, this large inventory can be leveraged to support the emergency response in the aftermath of a radiological or nuclear event. With several hundred makes and models of PRND equipment, often with significantly different detection capabilities that do not align with their nominal PRND equipment type, development of a streamlined categorization scheme with respect to consequence management missions was the first step to identifying safe and effective uses of PRND equipment for radiological/nuclear incident response.},
doi = {10.2172/1404850},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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