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Title: U. S. Department of Energy Aerial Measuring Systems

The Aerial Measuring Systems (AMS) is an aerial surveillance system. This system consists of remote sensing equipment to include radiation detectors; multispectral, thermal, radar, and laser scanners; precision cameras; and electronic imaging and still video systems. This equipment, in varying combinations, is mounted in an airplane or helicopter and flown at different heights in specific patterns to gather various types of data. This system is a key element in the US Department of Energy's (DOE) national emergency response assets. The mission of the AMS program is twofold--first, to respond to emergencies involving radioactive materials by conducting aerial surveys to rapidly track and map the contamination that may exist over a large ground area and second, to conduct routinely scheduled, aerial surveys for environmental monitoring and compliance purposes through the use of credible science and technology. The AMS program evolved from an early program, begun by a predecessor to the DOE--the Atomic Energy Commission--to map the radiation that may have existed within and around the terrestrial environments of DOE facilities, which produced, used, or stored radioactive materials.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
764650
Report Number(s):
DOE/NV/11718--257
TRN: US0004946
DOE Contract Number:
AC08-96NV11718
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, San Diego, CA (US), 10/05/1998--10/07/1998; Other Information: PBD: 1 Oct 1998
Research Org:
Bechtel Nevada Corp. (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; US DOE; AERIAL MONITORING; REMOTE SENSING; RADIATION ACCIDENTS; EMERGENCY PLANS; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; MONITORING; RADIOMETRIC SURVEYS