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Title: Global Positioning Radiometric Scanner System. Innovative Technology Summary Report

Abstract

The US DOE continually seeks safer and more cost-effective technologies for use in decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of nuclear facilities. To this end, the Deactivation and Decommissioning Focus Area (DDFA) of the DOE OST sponsors the Large Scale Demonstration and Deployment Projects (LSDDP). At these LSDDPs, developers and vendors of improved or innovative technologies showcase products that are potentially beneficial to the DOE projects and to others in the D&D community. Benefits sought include decreased health and safety risks to personnel and the environment, increased productivity, and decreased costs of operation. The Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) LSDDP generated a list of statements defining specific needs or problems where improved technology could be incorporated into ongoing D&D tasks. One of the stated needs was for developing technologies that would reduce costs and shorten D&D schedules by providing radiological characterizations to meet the free-release criteria. The Global Positioning Radiometric Scanner (GPRS system shown in Figure 1) utilizes a detection system; a portable computer, a differential global positioning system (d-gps), and a four wheel drive vehicle. Once the survey data has been collected, a software program called GeoSoft{trademark} generates a graphical representation of the radiological contamination extent. Baseline technology involvesmore » gridding the area and hand surveying each grid. This demonstration investigated the associated costs and the required time to evaluate the radiological characterization data from the GPRS with respect to the baseline technology. The GPRS system performs in-situ, real-time analyses to identify the extent of radiological contamination. Benefits expected from using the new innovative technology (GPRS) include: Reduced labor hours associated with performing the survey; Increased number of survey data points; Reduced exposure to radiation; Shortened D&D schedules; Reduced operating costs; Real time, in-situ radiological measurements; Visual representation of the extent of radiological contamination; and More accurate and reproducible survey results. This document contains information on the above-mentioned technology, including description, applicability, cost, and performance data.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab., Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science and Technology (OST) (EM-50) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
779509
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM-0541; OST/TMS ID 2954
OST/TMS ID 2954; TRN: US0102260
Resource Type:
S&T Accomplishment Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2001
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CONTAMINATION; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; DETECTION; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; COST; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS; DESIGN; PERFORMANCE; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; ROBOTS; RADIATION DETECTORS; COMPUTER CALCULATIONS

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. Global Positioning Radiometric Scanner System. Innovative Technology Summary Report. United States: N. p., 2001. Web. doi:10.2172/779509.
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