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Radiation pager
Author(s): John L. Warren; Kenneth G. Vadnais
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in miniature photomultiplier tubes and low power electronics have made possible a new generation of small gamma-ray radiation detectors specifically designed for use by government and law enforcement agencies for the detection and interdiction of concealed nuclear materials. This paper describes an inexpensive pager sized radiation detector that can be worn on the belt or carried in a pocket for hands free operation, and which can quietly alert the operator to the presence of nuclear material. The sensitivity performance of the detector technology and the application of the instrument to law enforcement and nuclear smuggling are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263140
Show Author Affiliations
John L. Warren, Sensor Technology Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth G. Vadnais, Sensor Technology Engineering, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2933:
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies
Wade Ishimoto, Editor(s)

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