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Lightguide-coupled sensor for in-situ radiation monitoring
Author(s): Stuart E. Reed; John W. Berthold
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Paper Abstract

Under contract to the Morgantown (WV) Energy Technology Center for the Office of Technology Development (EM-50), US Department of Energy, we are developing a multipoint radiation monitoring system for long-term, continuous monitoring of radiation levels in the vadose zone of radioactive waste sites. The system is based on gamma detection with lightguide-coupled scintillator built into a probe buried in the ground. The lightguide transmits the visible light pulses produced by the scintillator to the surface where detection and signal multiplexing take place. The system is to be capable of monitoring large numbers of such passive probes which are to be permanently installed throughout the waste site. We have recently completed tests of a prototype single-probe system. In this paper, we report on the development and testing of the single-probe system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2510, Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIII, (25 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221699
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Stuart E. Reed, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (United States)
John W. Berthold, Babcock & Wilcox Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2510:
Fiber Optic and Laser Sensors XIII
Ramon P. DePaula; John W. Berthold, Editor(s)

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