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|Title:||Prototype of a Radiation Source for Calibration of Installed Radiation Monitors|
|Authors:||PAEPEN JAN; SVEC Anton; CAMPS JOHAN; VAN AMMEL RAF; POMME STEFAAN; WAETJEN UWE|
|Citation:||Regional and Global Aspects of Radiation Protection p. 1-9|
|Publisher:||The Romanian Society for Radiological Protection (RSRP)|
|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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