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Title: Testing and Evaluation of Passive Radiation Detection Equipment for Homeland Security

This article is concerned with test and evaluation methods for passive radiation detection equipment used in homeland security applications. The different types of equipment used in these applications are briefly reviewed and then test and evaluation methods discussed. The primary emphasis is on the test and evaluation standards developed by the American National Standards Institute’s N42 committees. Commonalities among the standards are then reviewed as well as examples of unique aspects for specific equipment types. Throughout, sample test configurations and results from testing and evaluation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are given. The article concludes with a brief discussion of typical tests and evaluations not covered by the N42 standards and some examples of test and evaluation that involve the end users of the equipment.
Authors:
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 38; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1054-0229
Publisher:
International Test and Evaluation Association
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), US Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY
OSTI Identifier:
1427653

West, David L., Wood, Nathan L., and Forrester, Christina D.. Testing and Evaluation of Passive Radiation Detection Equipment for Homeland Security. United States: N. p., Web.
West, David L., Wood, Nathan L., & Forrester, Christina D.. Testing and Evaluation of Passive Radiation Detection Equipment for Homeland Security. United States.
West, David L., Wood, Nathan L., and Forrester, Christina D.. 2017. "Testing and Evaluation of Passive Radiation Detection Equipment for Homeland Security". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1427653.
@article{osti_1427653,
title = {Testing and Evaluation of Passive Radiation Detection Equipment for Homeland Security},
author = {West, David L. and Wood, Nathan L. and Forrester, Christina D.},
abstractNote = {This article is concerned with test and evaluation methods for passive radiation detection equipment used in homeland security applications. The different types of equipment used in these applications are briefly reviewed and then test and evaluation methods discussed. The primary emphasis is on the test and evaluation standards developed by the American National Standards Institute’s N42 committees. Commonalities among the standards are then reviewed as well as examples of unique aspects for specific equipment types. Throughout, sample test configurations and results from testing and evaluation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are given. The article concludes with a brief discussion of typical tests and evaluations not covered by the N42 standards and some examples of test and evaluation that involve the end users of the equipment.},
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journal = {ITEA Journal of Test and Evaluation},
number = 4,
volume = 38,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}