Document Details


Title:
EVALUATION OF CHEMICAL DOSIMETERS OPERATION UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE - SPECIAL REPORT
Author(s):
CHANEY, J E [ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS]
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1953 Dec 21
Declassification Status:
Declassified
Document Pages:
0029
Accession Number:
NV0175603
Document Number(s):
CRLR311
Originating Research Org.:
ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Sep 06
Description/Abstract:
THE DEVELOPMENTAL TYPE TACTICAL DOSIMETER, TYPE E-1, WAS TESTED DURING OPERATION UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE. TWO EXPERIMENTAL DOSIMETERS, THE TRACERLAB TACTICAL DOSIMETER AND THE CONSOLIDATED VACUUM DOSIMETER, WERE ALSO E VALUATED. THE TEST RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE TACTICAL DOSIMETER, TYPE E-1, IS RATE INDEPENDENT AND RECORDS EXPOSURE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCE PTED STANDARDS WITHIN THE EXPECTED READING ACCURACY OF STEP-TYPE DOSIM ETERS. THE TWO EXPERIMENTAL DOSIMETERS NEED REDESIGNING TO WITHSTAND R UGGED FIELD USE, MUST BE MODIFIED TO INCLUDE IMPROVED COLOR STANDARDS, AND REQUIRE MODIFICATION OF THEIR BASIC COMPOSITION TO RECORD MORE SA TISFACTORILY GAMMA RADIATION EXPOSURE.


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