U. S. Department of Energy Aerial Measuring Systems

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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 ... continued below

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Lease, J. J. October 1, 1998.

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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.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00764650

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  • Fifth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, San Diego, CA (US), 10/05/1998--10/07/1998

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--257
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11718
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 764650
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc720626

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Lease, J. J. U. S. Department of Energy Aerial Measuring Systems, article, October 1, 1998; Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc720626/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.