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Title: Telemetry of Aerial Radiological Measurements

Abstract

Telemetry has been added to National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) Aerial Measuring System (AMS) Incident Response aircraft to accelerate availability of aerial radiological mapping data. Rapid aerial radiological mapping is promptly performed by AMS Incident Response aircraft in the event of a major radiological dispersal. The AMS airplane flies the entire potentially affected area, plus a generous margin, to provide a quick look at the extent and severity of the event. The primary result of the AMS Incident Response over flight is a map of estimated exposure rate on the ground along the flight path. Formerly, it was necessary to wait for the airplane to land before the map could be seen. Now, while the flight is still in progress, data are relayed via satellite directly from the aircraft to an operations center, where they are displayed and disseminated. This permits more timely utilization of results by decision makers and redirection of the mission to optimize its value. The current telemetry capability can cover all of North America. Extension to a global capability is under consideration.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel Nevada Corporation (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
804082
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718-736
TRN: US0300563
DOE Contract Number:  
AC08-96NV11718
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Health Physics Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response Conference, San Antonio, TX (US), 01/19/2003--01/22/2003; Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 2002
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; AIRCRAFT; RADIATION PROTECTION; SATELLITES; SECURITY; TELEMETRY; AERIAL MONITORING; RADIATION MONITORING; EMERGENCY PLANS; DATA TRANSMISSION

Citation Formats

H. W. Clark, Jr. Telemetry of Aerial Radiological Measurements. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
H. W. Clark, Jr. Telemetry of Aerial Radiological Measurements. United States.
H. W. Clark, Jr. Tue . "Telemetry of Aerial Radiological Measurements". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/804082.
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