RADRELAY RADIOLOGICAL DATA LINK DEVICE

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The RadRelay effort developed small, field appropriate, portable prototype devices that allow radiological spectra to be downloaded from field radiological detectors, like the identiFINDER-U, and transmitted to land based experts. This communications capability was designed for the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) but is also applicable to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel working in remote locations. USCG Level II personnel currently use the identiFINDER-U Hand-Held Radioisotope ID Devices (HHRIID) to detect radiological materials during specific boarding operations. These devices will detect not only radiological emissions but will also evaluate those emissions against a table of known radiological spectra. ... continued below

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Harpring, L & Frank Heckendorn, F November 6, 2007.

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The RadRelay effort developed small, field appropriate, portable prototype devices that allow radiological spectra to be downloaded from field radiological detectors, like the identiFINDER-U, and transmitted to land based experts. This communications capability was designed for the U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) but is also applicable to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel working in remote locations. USCG Level II personnel currently use the identiFINDER-U Hand-Held Radioisotope ID Devices (HHRIID) to detect radiological materials during specific boarding operations. These devices will detect not only radiological emissions but will also evaluate those emissions against a table of known radiological spectra. The RadRelay has been developed to significantly improve the functionality of HHRIID, by providing the capability to download radiological spectra and then transmit them using satellite or cell phone technology. This remote wireless data transfer reduces the current lengthy delay often encountered between the shipboard detection of unknown radiological material and the evaluation of that data by technical and command personnel. That delay is reduced from hours to minutes and allows the field located personnel to remain on station during the inspection and evaluation process.

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  • ANS 2nd International Joint Topical Meeting on Emergency Preparedness and Response and Robotic and Remote Systems

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  • Report No.: WSRC-STI-2007-00645
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 919863
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc895210

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  • November 6, 2007

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Harpring, L & Frank Heckendorn, F. RADRELAY RADIOLOGICAL DATA LINK DEVICE, article, November 6, 2007; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895210/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.