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A new electronic neutron dosimeter (END) for reliable personal dosimetry
Author(s): H. Ing; T. Cousins; H. R. Andrews; R. Machrafi; A. Voevodskiy; V. Kovaltchouk; E. T. H. Clifford; M. Robins; C. Larsson; R. Hugron; J. Brown
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Paper Abstract

Tests of existing electronic neutron dosimeters by military and civilian groups have revealed significant performance limitations. To meet the operational requirements of emergency response personnel to a radiological/nuclear incident as well as those in the nuclear industry, a new END has been developed. It is patterned after a unique commercial neutron spectral dosemeter known as the N-probe. It uses a pair of small special scintillators on tiny photomultiplier tubes. Special electronics were designed to minimize power consumption to allow for weeks of operation on a single charge. The size, performance, and data analysis for the END have been designed to meet/exceed international standards for electronic neutron dosimeters. Results obtained with the END prototype are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6954, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing IX, 695419 (17 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.782489
Show Author Affiliations
H. Ing, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
T. Cousins, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
H. R. Andrews, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
R. Machrafi, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
A. Voevodskiy, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
V. Kovaltchouk, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
E. T. H. Clifford, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
M. Robins, Bubble Technology Industries Inc. (Canada)
C. Larsson, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
R. Hugron, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)
J. Brown, Defence Research and Development Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6954:
Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing IX
Augustus Way Fountain III; Patrick J. Gardner, Editor(s)

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