U.S. Government Capabilities to Support Analysis of Gamma Ray Data Submitted by Field Elements

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As radiation detection in the interest of national security becomes increasingly commonplace, inevitable questions arise concerning the interpretation of data from handheld radioisotope identifiers (RIIDs). Field elements typically require fast answers to provide an effective defense and to minimize the impact on legitimate movement of people and goods. To support this need, on-call experts at Sandia, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories cooperate in resolving radiation alarms rapidly and accurately. We present an overview, describe the work in progress to improve capabilities, and report on some of the lessons learned.

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Mercer, D J; Blackadar, J M; Dietrich, D D; Smith, D K; Lasche, G P & Waymire, D R July 7, 2005.

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As radiation detection in the interest of national security becomes increasingly commonplace, inevitable questions arise concerning the interpretation of data from handheld radioisotope identifiers (RIIDs). Field elements typically require fast answers to provide an effective defense and to minimize the impact on legitimate movement of people and goods. To support this need, on-call experts at Sandia, Los Alamos, and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories cooperate in resolving radiation alarms rapidly and accurately. We present an overview, describe the work in progress to improve capabilities, and report on some of the lessons learned.

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  • Presented at: INMM 46th Annual Meeting, Phoenix,, AZ, United States, Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2005

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  • Report No.: UCRL-CONF-213481
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Mercer, D J; Blackadar, J M; Dietrich, D D; Smith, D K; Lasche, G P & Waymire, D R. U.S. Government Capabilities to Support Analysis of Gamma Ray Data Submitted by Field Elements, article, July 7, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877417/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.