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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 Pibida

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
Report Number
118.014

Keywords

exposure rate constants, ANSI/IEEE standards testing, source activity, radiation field determination.

Citation

Mille, M. , Norman, B. and Pibida, L. (2013), Recommendations for Improving Consistency in the Radiation Fields used During Testing of Radiation Detection Instruments for Homeland Security Applications, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/jres.118.014 (Accessed June 24, 2024)

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Created May 27, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021