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Portable system for nuclear, chemical agent, and explosives identification
Author(s): Winifred E. Parker; W. M. Buckley; S. A. Kreek; A. J. Caffrey; George J. Mauger; Anthony D. Lavietes; Arden D. Dougan
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Paper Abstract

The FRIS/PINS hybrid integrates the LLNL-developed Field Radionuclide Identification System (FRIS) with the INEEL- developed Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy (PINS) chemical assay system to yield a combined general radioisotope, special nuclear material (SNM), and chemical weapons/explosives (CWE) detection and identification system. The PINS system uses a neutron source and a high- purity germanium (gamma) -ray detector. The FRIS system uses an electromechanically cooled germanium detector and its own analysis software to detect and identify SNM and other radioisotopes. The FRIS/PINS combined system also uses the electromechanically-cooled germanium detector. There is no other currently available integrated technology that can combine an active neutron interrogation and analysis capability for CWE with a passive radioisotope measurement and identification capability for SNM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3769, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications, (1 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363678
Show Author Affiliations
Winifred E. Parker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
W. M. Buckley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
S. A. Kreek, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
A. J. Caffrey, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. (United States)
George J. Mauger, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Lavietes, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Arden D. Dougan, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3769:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications
F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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