Accession Number : AD0611244

Title :   EVALUATION OF AERIAL SURVEY METER V-780,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL CIVIL DEFENSE ADMINISTRATION BATTLE CREEK MICH

Personal Author(s) : Martin,Robert B.

Report Date : NOV 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This report describes a field evaluation of preproduction models of OCDM V-780 radiological survey instruments developed for aerial measurement of ground dose rate. Dose rates were measured by ground-survey teams along predetermined paths' these measurements were compared with corresponding measurements taken by aerial-survey teams. Correlation between the aerialand ground-survey instrument readings varied up to factors of 10 to 1. The conclusion drawn from this test is that this instrument must undergo a major revision for civil defense application, both in basic design and in details of packaging and component selection. To the extent that the evaluation of the V-780 has been conclusive, the tests conducted in Project 70.1 were successful. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DOSIMETERS, AIRBORNE), MEASUREMENT, DOSE RATE, PERFORMANCE (ENGINEERING), CALIBRATION, TEST METHODS, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, RADIATION DOSAGE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE