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Title: Cellular telephone-based wide-area radiation detection network

Abstract

A network of radiation detection instruments, each having a small solid state radiation sensor module integrated into a cellular phone for providing radiation detection data and analysis directly to a user. The sensor module includes a solid-state crystal bonded to an ASIC readout providing a low cost, low power, light weight compact instrument to detect and measure radiation energies in the local ambient radiation field. In particular, the photon energy, time of event, and location of the detection instrument at the time of detection is recorded for real time transmission to a central data collection/analysis system. The collected data from the entire network of radiation detection instruments are combined by intelligent correlation/analysis algorithms which map the background radiation and detect, identify and track radiation anomalies in the region.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Pittsburg, CA
  2. Berkeley, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
963872
Patent Number(s):
7,545,269
Application Number:
11/540,176
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Craig, William W, and Labov, Simon E. Cellular telephone-based wide-area radiation detection network. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Craig, William W, & Labov, Simon E. Cellular telephone-based wide-area radiation detection network. United States.
Craig, William W, and Labov, Simon E. Tue . "Cellular telephone-based wide-area radiation detection network". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/963872.
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author = {Craig, William W and Labov, Simon E},
abstractNote = {A network of radiation detection instruments, each having a small solid state radiation sensor module integrated into a cellular phone for providing radiation detection data and analysis directly to a user. The sensor module includes a solid-state crystal bonded to an ASIC readout providing a low cost, low power, light weight compact instrument to detect and measure radiation energies in the local ambient radiation field. In particular, the photon energy, time of event, and location of the detection instrument at the time of detection is recorded for real time transmission to a central data collection/analysis system. The collected data from the entire network of radiation detection instruments are combined by intelligent correlation/analysis algorithms which map the background radiation and detect, identify and track radiation anomalies in the region.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 09 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Tue Jun 09 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
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