Accession Number : AD0352801

Title :   EVALUATION OF AERIAL RADIAC MONITOR SYSTEMS FOR INTERIM TRIPARTITE STANDARDIZATION

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONIC PROVING GROUND FORT HUACHUCA AZ

Personal Author(s) : Hickson, E. G., Jr. ; Forrow, David ; Croft, A. M. ; Martin, R. B. ; Nirschl, J.

Report Date : 20 AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : Four Aerial Radiac Monitoring Systems proposed by the United States, Canada, and Great Britain were evaluated for interim Tripartite Standardization. Aerial flights were made over a fallout contaminated area, and the resulting isodose rate contours as well as individual equipment characteristics were used to evaluate the systems. The AN/ADR-501 Radiation Detection System, Airborne (Canadian), most nearly met the requirements of the interim military characteristics and was recommended to the Tripartite Ad Hoc Working Group on Aerial Radiac System, for further action. Some equipment failed to operate and others were eliminated from consideration by failure to meet essential items of the Interim Military Characteristics. An aerial survey instrument being developed by the Office of Civil Defense was evaluated for Civil Defense use. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, AIRBORNE), DOSE RATE, DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS, TELEMETERING DATA, COMPUTERS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, DATA PROCESSING, WARNING SYSTEMS, AIR-TO-SURFACE, MONITORS, POWER SUPPLIES, INSTRUMENTATION.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE