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Title: Portable nuclear material detector and process

Abstract

A portable, hand held, multi-sensor radiation detector is disclosed. The detection apparatus has a plurality of spaced sensor locations which are contained within a flexible housing. The detection apparatus, when suspended from an elevation, will readily assume a substantially straight, vertical orientation and may be used to monitor radiation levels from shipping containers. The flexible detection array can also assume a variety of other orientations to facilitate any unique container shapes or to conform to various physical requirements with respect to deployment of the detection array. The output of each sensor within the array is processed by at least one CPU which provides information in a usable form to a user interface. The user interface is used to provide the power requirements and operating instructions to the operational components within the detection array.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Aiken, SC
  2. North Augusta, SC
  3. Augusta, GA
  4. Evans, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Washington Savannah River Company LLP (Aiken, SC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
985686
Patent Number(s):
7351982
Application Number:
11/135,801
Assignee:
Washington Savannah River Company LLP (Aiken, SC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F02 - COMBUSTION ENGINES F02D - CONTROLLING COMBUSTION ENGINES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01V - GEOPHYSICS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Hofstetter, Kenneth J, Fulghum, Charles K, Harpring, Lawrence J, Huffman, Russell K, and Varble, Donald L. Portable nuclear material detector and process. United States: N. p., 2008. Web.
Hofstetter, Kenneth J, Fulghum, Charles K, Harpring, Lawrence J, Huffman, Russell K, & Varble, Donald L. Portable nuclear material detector and process. United States.
Hofstetter, Kenneth J, Fulghum, Charles K, Harpring, Lawrence J, Huffman, Russell K, and Varble, Donald L. Tue . "Portable nuclear material detector and process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/985686.
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abstractNote = {A portable, hand held, multi-sensor radiation detector is disclosed. The detection apparatus has a plurality of spaced sensor locations which are contained within a flexible housing. The detection apparatus, when suspended from an elevation, will readily assume a substantially straight, vertical orientation and may be used to monitor radiation levels from shipping containers. The flexible detection array can also assume a variety of other orientations to facilitate any unique container shapes or to conform to various physical requirements with respect to deployment of the detection array. The output of each sensor within the array is processed by at least one CPU which provides information in a usable form to a user interface. The user interface is used to provide the power requirements and operating instructions to the operational components within the detection array.},
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year = {2008},
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