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Title: MULTI-POINT RADIATION MONITOR

Abstract

A unique radiation monitor has been developed for performing wide-area field surveys for radiation sources. This device integrates the real-time output of multiple radiation detectors into a hand-held personal computer (e.g., a PDA) containing an intuitive graphical user interface. An independent hardware module supplies high voltage to the detectors and contains a rapid sampling system for transferring the detector count rates through an interface to the PDA. The imbedded firmware can be changed for various applications using a programmable memory card. As presently configured, the instrument contains a series of Geiger-Mueller (GM) tubes in a flexible detector string. This linear array of multiple sensors can be used by US Coast Guard and Customs container inspection personnel to measure radiation intensity in stacks of transport containers where physical access is impeded.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SRS
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
891519
Report Number(s):
WSRC-CP-2006-0018
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731; JRNCDM; TRN: US0605410
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CONTAINERS; PERSONAL COMPUTERS; PERSONNEL; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATION MONITORS; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS; SAMPLING; TRANSPORT; US COAST GUARD

Citation Formats

Hofstetter, K, Donna Beals, D, Ken Odell, K, Robert Eakle, R, Russell Huffman, R, and Larry Harpring, L. MULTI-POINT RADIATION MONITOR. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Hofstetter, K, Donna Beals, D, Ken Odell, K, Robert Eakle, R, Russell Huffman, R, & Larry Harpring, L. MULTI-POINT RADIATION MONITOR. United States.
Hofstetter, K, Donna Beals, D, Ken Odell, K, Robert Eakle, R, Russell Huffman, R, and Larry Harpring, L. Fri . "MULTI-POINT RADIATION MONITOR". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/891519.
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author = {Hofstetter, K and Donna Beals, D and Ken Odell, K and Robert Eakle, R and Russell Huffman, R and Larry Harpring, L},
abstractNote = {A unique radiation monitor has been developed for performing wide-area field surveys for radiation sources. This device integrates the real-time output of multiple radiation detectors into a hand-held personal computer (e.g., a PDA) containing an intuitive graphical user interface. An independent hardware module supplies high voltage to the detectors and contains a rapid sampling system for transferring the detector count rates through an interface to the PDA. The imbedded firmware can be changed for various applications using a programmable memory card. As presently configured, the instrument contains a series of Geiger-Mueller (GM) tubes in a flexible detector string. This linear array of multiple sensors can be used by US Coast Guard and Customs container inspection personnel to measure radiation intensity in stacks of transport containers where physical access is impeded.},
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journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Fri May 12 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
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