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Title: Real-time self-networking radiation detector apparatus

Abstract

The present invention is for a radiation detector apparatus for detecting radiation sources present in cargo shipments. The invention includes the features of integrating a bubble detector sensitive to neutrons and a GPS system into a miniaturized package that can wirelessly signal the presence of radioactive material in shipping containers. The bubble density would be read out if such indicated a harmful source.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Stony Brook, NY
  2. Miller Place, NY
  3. Holbrook, NY
  4. East Patchogue, NY
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909591
Patent Number(s):
7230250
Application Number:
10/918,795
Assignee:
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kaplan, Edward, Lemley, James, Tsang, Thomas Y, and Milian, Laurence W. Real-time self-networking radiation detector apparatus. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Kaplan, Edward, Lemley, James, Tsang, Thomas Y, & Milian, Laurence W. Real-time self-networking radiation detector apparatus. United States.
Kaplan, Edward, Lemley, James, Tsang, Thomas Y, and Milian, Laurence W. Tue . "Real-time self-networking radiation detector apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/909591.
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year = {2007},
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