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Title: Personal Radiation Detector Field Test and Evaluation Campaign

Abstract

Following the success of the Anole test of portable detection system, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office organized a test and evaluation campaign for personal radiation detectors (PRDs), also known as 'Pagers'. This test, 'Bobcat', was conducted from July 17 to August 8, 2006, at the Nevada Test Site. The Bobcat test was designed to evaluate the performance of PRDs under various operational scenarios, such as pedestrian surveying, mobile surveying, cargo container screening, and pedestrian chokepoint monitoring. Under these testing scenarios, many operational characteristics of the PRDs, such as gamma and neutron sensitivities, positive detection and false alarm rates, response delay times, minimum detectable activities, and source localization errors, were analyzed. This paper will present the design, execution, and methodologies used to test this equipment for the DHS.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Security Technologies, LLC
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
924089
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/25946-235
TRN: US0802011
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC52-06NA25946
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting Tucson, Arizona July 8-12, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; CARGO; CONTAINERS; DESIGN; DETECTION; EVALUATION; FIELD TESTS; MONITORING; NEUTRONS; NEVADA TEST SITE; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PERFORMANCE; RADIATION DETECTORS; SECURITY; TESTING

Citation Formats

Chris A. Hodge, Ding Yuan, Raymond P. Keegan, Michael A. Krstich. Personal Radiation Detector Field Test and Evaluation Campaign. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Chris A. Hodge, Ding Yuan, Raymond P. Keegan, Michael A. Krstich. Personal Radiation Detector Field Test and Evaluation Campaign. United States.
Chris A. Hodge, Ding Yuan, Raymond P. Keegan, Michael A. Krstich. Mon . "Personal Radiation Detector Field Test and Evaluation Campaign". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/924089.
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abstractNote = {Following the success of the Anole test of portable detection system, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office organized a test and evaluation campaign for personal radiation detectors (PRDs), also known as 'Pagers'. This test, 'Bobcat', was conducted from July 17 to August 8, 2006, at the Nevada Test Site. The Bobcat test was designed to evaluate the performance of PRDs under various operational scenarios, such as pedestrian surveying, mobile surveying, cargo container screening, and pedestrian chokepoint monitoring. Under these testing scenarios, many operational characteristics of the PRDs, such as gamma and neutron sensitivities, positive detection and false alarm rates, response delay times, minimum detectable activities, and source localization errors, were analyzed. This paper will present the design, execution, and methodologies used to test this equipment for the DHS.},
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