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GE intelligent personal radiation locator system
Author(s): Brian D. Yanoff; Yanfeng Du; Walter V. Dixon III; Naresh K. Rao; Wen Li; Bernhard Claus; Terry Topka; Branden Moore; Jeffrey S. Gordon
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Paper Abstract

The GE Intelligent Personal Radiation Locator (IPRL) system consists of multiple hand held radiation detectors and a base station. Each mobile unit has a CZT Compton camera radiation detector and can identify isotopes and determine the direction from which the radiation is detected. Using GPS and internal orientation sensors, the system continuously transforms all directional data into real-world coordinates. Detected radiation is wirelessly transmitted to the base station for system-wide analysis and situational awareness. Data can also be exchanged wirelessly between peers to enhance the overall detection efficiency of the system. The key design features and performance characteristics of the GE IPRL system are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7306, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VI, 730616 (5 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820886
Show Author Affiliations
Brian D. Yanoff, GE Global Research (United States)
Yanfeng Du, GE Global Research (United States)
Walter V. Dixon III, GE Global Research (United States)
Naresh K. Rao, GE Global Research (United States)
Wen Li, GE Global Research (United States)
Bernhard Claus, GE Global Research (United States)
Terry Topka, GE Global Research (United States)
Branden Moore, GE Global Research (United States)
Jeffrey S. Gordon, GE Global Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7306:
Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security V and Biometric Technology for Human Identification VI
B.V.K. Vijaya Kumar; Craig S. Halvorson; Šárka O. Southern; Salil Prabhakar; Arun A. Ross, Editor(s)

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