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Publication Citation: Validation Testing of Standard Requirements for Backpack-type Radiation Detectors

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Author(s): Leticia S. Pibida; Bruce R. Norman;
Title: Validation Testing of Standard Requirements for Backpack-type Radiation Detectors
Published: March 18, 2013
Abstract: Two gross count and one radionuclide identification backpack-type radiation detectors (BRDs) were used to validate radiological test requirements listed in the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), Technical Capability Standard (TCS) for BRDs. For this purpose, a linear notion system was used ot simulate the relative movement between the backpacks and the radioactive sources. Data was analyzed to evaluate the standard requirements for this type of instrument.
Citation: NIST TN - 1789
Keywords: gamma-ray detection, neutron detection, backpack-type radiation detectors, standard validation.
Research Areas: Radiation Physics, Homeland Security
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/NIST.TN.1789