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Validation Testing of Standard Requirements for Backpack-type Radiation Detectors



Leticia S. Pibida, Bruce R. Norman


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.
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1789
Report Number


gamma-ray detection, neutron detection, backpack-type radiation detectors, standard validation.


Pibida, L. and Norman, B. (2013), Validation Testing of Standard Requirements for Backpack-type Radiation Detectors, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created March 18, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018