Portable radiation detector and mapping system

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A portable radiation detector and mapping system (RADMAPS) has been developed to detect, locate and plot nuclear radiation intensities on commercially available digital maps and other images. The field unit records gamma-ray spectra or neutron signals together with positions from a Global Positioning System (GPS) on flash memory cards. The recorded information is then transferred to a lap-top computer for spectral data analyses and then georegistered graphically on maps, photographs, etc. RADMAPS integrates several existing technologies to produce a preprogrammable field unit uniquely suited for each survey, as required. The system presently records spectra from a Nal(Tl) gamma-ray detector or ... continued below

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Hofstetter, K.J.; Hayes, D.W. & Eakle, R.F. September 1, 1995.

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A portable radiation detector and mapping system (RADMAPS) has been developed to detect, locate and plot nuclear radiation intensities on commercially available digital maps and other images. The field unit records gamma-ray spectra or neutron signals together with positions from a Global Positioning System (GPS) on flash memory cards. The recorded information is then transferred to a lap-top computer for spectral data analyses and then georegistered graphically on maps, photographs, etc. RADMAPS integrates several existing technologies to produce a preprogrammable field unit uniquely suited for each survey, as required. The system presently records spectra from a Nal(Tl) gamma-ray detector or an enriched Li-6 doped glass neutron scintillator. Standard Geographic Information System software installed in a lap-top, complete with CD-ROM supporting digitally imaged maps, permits the characterization of nuclear material in the field when the presence of such material is not otherwise documented. This paper gives the results of a typical site survey of the Savannah River Site (SRS) using RADMAPS.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95017475

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  • Winter meeting of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), San Francisco, CA (United States), 29 Oct - 1 Nov 1995

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  • Other: DE95017475
  • Report No.: WSRC-MS--95-0203
  • Report No.: CONF-951006--22
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 103521
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622004

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Hofstetter, K.J.; Hayes, D.W. & Eakle, R.F. Portable radiation detector and mapping system, article, September 1, 1995; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622004/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.