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Title: Site survey method and apparatus

Abstract

The disclosure of the invention is directed to a site survey ground vehicle based apparatus and method for automatically detecting source materials, such as radioactivity, marking the location of the source materials, such as with paint, and mapping the location of the source materials on a site. The apparatus of the invention is also useful for collecting and analyzing samples. The apparatus includes a ground vehicle, detectors mounted at the front of the ground vehicle, and individual detector supports which follow somewhat irregular terrain to allow consistent and accurate detection, and autolocation equipment. 19 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7027671
Patent Number(s):
5025150 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-257732
Assignee:
MK-Ferguson Company, Cleveland, OH (United States); Chem-Nuclear Systems Inc., Columbia, SC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-83AL18796
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 14 Oct 1988
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MILL TAILINGS; REMEDIAL ACTION; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS; ROBOTS; DESIGN; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; ELECTRONIC GUIDANCE; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; MAPPING; SAMPLING; CONTROL SYSTEMS; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SOLID WASTES; SURVEYS; TAILINGS; WASTES; 420203* - Engineering- Handling Equipment & Procedures; 054000 - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 540250 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Oldham, J G, Spencer, C R, Begley, C L, and Meyer, H R. Site survey method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Oldham, J G, Spencer, C R, Begley, C L, & Meyer, H R. Site survey method and apparatus. United States.
Oldham, J G, Spencer, C R, Begley, C L, and Meyer, H R. Tue . "Site survey method and apparatus". United States.
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abstractNote = {The disclosure of the invention is directed to a site survey ground vehicle based apparatus and method for automatically detecting source materials, such as radioactivity, marking the location of the source materials, such as with paint, and mapping the location of the source materials on a site. The apparatus of the invention is also useful for collecting and analyzing samples. The apparatus includes a ground vehicle, detectors mounted at the front of the ground vehicle, and individual detector supports which follow somewhat irregular terrain to allow consistent and accurate detection, and autolocation equipment. 19 figures.},
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