Personal Radiation Detector Field Test and Evaluation Campaign Metadata

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  • Main Title Personal Radiation Detector Field Test and Evaluation Campaign


  • Author: Chris A. Hodge, Ding Yuan, Raymond P. Keegan, Michael A. Krstich
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. National Nuclear Security Administration.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)


  • Name: National Security Technologies, LLC
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2007-07-09


  • English


  • Content Description: Following the success of the Anole test of portable detection system, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office organized a test and evaluation campaign for personal radiation detectors (PRDs), also known as 'Pagers'. This test, 'Bobcat', was conducted from July 17 to August 8, 2006, at the Nevada Test Site. The Bobcat test was designed to evaluate the performance of PRDs under various operational scenarios, such as pedestrian surveying, mobile surveying, cargo container screening, and pedestrian chokepoint monitoring. Under these testing scenarios, many operational characteristics of the PRDs, such as gamma and neutron sensitivities, positive detection and false alarm rates, response delay times, minimum detectable activities, and source localization errors, were analyzed. This paper will present the design, execution, and methodologies used to test this equipment for the DHS.


  • Keyword: Radiation Detectors
  • Keyword: Cargo
  • Keyword: Security
  • Keyword: Testing
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Neutrons
  • Keyword: Nevada Test Site
  • STI Subject Categories: 61 Radiation Protection And Dosimetry
  • Keyword: Detection
  • Keyword: Nuclear Materials Management
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Field Tests
  • Keyword: Evaluation
  • Keyword: Performance
  • Keyword: Containers


  • Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management Annual Meeting Tucson, Arizona July 8-12, 2007


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/NV/25946--235
  • Grant Number: DE-AC52-06NA25946
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 924089
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc897116