Title: Prototype of a Radiation Source for Calibration of Installed Radiation Monitors
Citation: Regional and Global Aspects of Radiation Protection p. 1-9
Publisher: The Romanian Society for Radiological Protection (RSRP)
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC41149
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC41149
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: To prevent the unauthorised movement of radioactive material, radiation monitors are installed at checkpoints like road and rail border crossings, at airports or seaports and nuclear facilities. Trucks, trains, cars and persons pass through portal monitors that quickly measure radiation levels and issue an alarm if a certain investigation or alarm threshold is exceeded. Depending on the required probability of detecting a specified source, the threshold settings and performance tests can be tedious and time-consuming. We developed a prototype of a radiation source that can be used as a tool to facilitate such tests. In this work, we present the prototype and demonstrate its effectiveness.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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