Gamma motes for detection of radioactive materials in shipping containers

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Shipping containers can be effectively monitored for radiological materials using gamma (and neutron) motes in distributed mesh networks. The mote platform is ideal for collecting data for integration into operational management systems required for efficiently and transparently monitoring international trade. Significant reductions in size and power requirements have been achieved for room-temperature cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) gamma detectors. Miniaturization of radio modules and microcontroller units are paving the way for low-power, deeply-embedded, wireless sensor distributed mesh networks.

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McHugh, Harold; Quam, William; Weeks, Stephan & Sever, Brendan April 13, 2007.

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Shipping containers can be effectively monitored for radiological materials using gamma (and neutron) motes in distributed mesh networks. The mote platform is ideal for collecting data for integration into operational management systems required for efficiently and transparently monitoring international trade. Significant reductions in size and power requirements have been achieved for room-temperature cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) gamma detectors. Miniaturization of radio modules and microcontroller units are paving the way for low-power, deeply-embedded, wireless sensor distributed mesh networks.

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  • SPIE Defense & Security Symposium, Radiological and Nuclear Detection; Orlando, FL; April 9-13, 2007

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  • Report No.: DOE/NV/25946--031
  • Report No.: DOE/NV/11718--1274
  • Grant Number: DE-AC52-06NA25946
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 917716
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc890866

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McHugh, Harold; Quam, William; Weeks, Stephan & Sever, Brendan. Gamma motes for detection of radioactive materials in shipping containers, article, April 13, 2007; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890866/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.