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Title: Tracking of moving radioactive sources

Abstract

A system for detecting unsecured nuclear materials. Whereas current portal monitors rely in part on physical prominence to deter materials from entering the country, their application at intra-modal transport points may actually serve to divert the movement of nuclear materials rather than aid in interception. A flexible and low-profile system has been developed for unobtrusive detection and tracking of radioactive sources in transit suited for deployment at traffic choke points such as rest stops, toll collection plazas, truck stops, and bridges. The system includes gamma radiation detectors, networking for linking these detectors, signal processing algorithms, and a central processing and control unit.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
UChicago Argonne LLC, Chicago, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531574
Patent Number(s):
7465924
Application Number:
11/413,698
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-31-109-ENG-38
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2006-04-28
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Klann, Raymond, Vilim, Richard B., and Park, Young Soo. Tracking of moving radioactive sources. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Klann, Raymond, Vilim, Richard B., & Park, Young Soo. Tracking of moving radioactive sources. United States.
Klann, Raymond, Vilim, Richard B., and Park, Young Soo. Tue . "Tracking of moving radioactive sources". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531574.
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