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Guidebook for Standards-Based Testing of Radiation-Detection Systems



Leticia S. Pibida, Chritina Forrested, Peter Chiaro, Don Potter


This guide describes the test setups and processes needed to perform standards-based testing of radiological and nuclear detection systems. This guide is intended to reduce the potential for misinterpretation of performance requirements, test methods, and to improve uniformity of testing methods used at different testing organizations. This guide does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this guide to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 2073
Report Number


radiation detector testing, standards testing, homeland security testing
Created November 12, 2019