Telemetry of Aerial Radiological Measurements

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Telemetry has been added to National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) Aerial Measuring System (AMS) Incident Response aircraft to accelerate availability of aerial radiological mapping data. Rapid aerial radiological mapping is promptly performed by AMS Incident Response aircraft in the event of a major radiological dispersal. The AMS airplane flies the entire potentially affected area, plus a generous margin, to provide a quick look at the extent and severity of the event. The primary result of the AMS Incident Response over flight is a map of estimated exposure rate on the ground along the flight path. Formerly, it was necessary to ... continued below

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Clark, H. W., Jr. October 1, 2002.

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Telemetry has been added to National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA's) Aerial Measuring System (AMS) Incident Response aircraft to accelerate availability of aerial radiological mapping data. Rapid aerial radiological mapping is promptly performed by AMS Incident Response aircraft in the event of a major radiological dispersal. The AMS airplane flies the entire potentially affected area, plus a generous margin, to provide a quick look at the extent and severity of the event. The primary result of the AMS Incident Response over flight is a map of estimated exposure rate on the ground along the flight path. Formerly, it was necessary to wait for the airplane to land before the map could be seen. Now, while the flight is still in progress, data are relayed via satellite directly from the aircraft to an operations center, where they are displayed and disseminated. This permits more timely utilization of results by decision makers and redirection of the mission to optimize its value. The current telemetry capability can cover all of North America. Extension to a global capability is under consideration.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00804082

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  • Health Physics Aspects of Homeland Security and Emergency Response Conference, San Antonio, TX (US), 01/19/2003--01/22/2003

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--736
  • Grant Number: AC08-96NV11718
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 804082
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc735806

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Clark, H. W., Jr. Telemetry of Aerial Radiological Measurements, article, October 1, 2002; Nevada. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc735806/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.