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Publication Citation: Recommendations for Improving Consistency in the Radiation Fields used During Testing of Radiation Detection Instruments for Homeland Security Applications

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Author(s): Matthew M. Mille; Bruce R. Norman; Leticia S. Pibida;
Title: Recommendations for Improving Consistency in the Radiation Fields used During Testing of Radiation Detection Instruments for Homeland Security Applications
Published: May 28, 2013
Abstract: Several measurements and calculations were performed to illustrate the differences that can be observed in the determination of exposure rate or ambient dose equivalent rate used for testing radiation detection systems against consensus standard. The large variations observed support our recommendation that better consistency in the test radiation fields can be achieved by specifying the source activity and testing distance instead of the field strength.
Citation: Journal of Research (NIST JRES) - 118.014
Keywords: exposure rate constants; ANSI/IEEE standards testing; source activity; radiation field determination.
Research Areas: Radiation Physics, Homeland Security
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6028/jres.118.014