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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Boise, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MK-FERGUSON CO
OSTI Identifier:
867877
Patent Number(s):
5025150
Application Number:
07/257,732
Assignee:
MK-Ferguson Company (Cleveland, OH); Chem-Nuclear Systems Inc. (Columbia, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-83AL18796
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
site; survey; method; apparatus; disclosure; directed; ground; vehicle; based; automatically; detecting; source; materials; radioactivity; marking; location; paint; mapping; useful; collecting; analyzing; samples; detectors; mounted; front; individual; detector; supports; follow; somewhat; irregular; terrain; allow; consistent; accurate; detection; autolocation; equipment; automatically detecting; source material; source materials; based apparatus; accurate detection; analyzing samples; site survey; detectors mounted; vehicle based; automatically detect; /250/73/

Citation Formats

Oldham, James G, Spencer, Charles R, Begley, Carl L, and Meyer, H Robert. Site survey method and apparatus. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Oldham, James G, Spencer, Charles R, Begley, Carl L, & Meyer, H Robert. Site survey method and apparatus. United States.
Oldham, James G, Spencer, Charles R, Begley, Carl L, and Meyer, H Robert. Tue . "Site survey method and apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867877.
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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.},
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year = {1991},
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