Accession Number : ADD008538

Title :   Optical Waveguide Dosimeter.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Levine,Stanley ; Kronenberg,Stanley ; Levine,Harry ; McLaughlin,William L ; Siebentritt,Carl R

Report Date : 28 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The general object of this invention is to provide a low-cost, portable dosimeter for personnel dosimetry that does not require maintenance and that can be used in civil defense emergencies. A further object of the invention is to provide such a dosimeter that does not require any power source or auxiliary equipment such as a readout device or charger. A still further object of the invention is to provide such a dosimeter that can be stored for long periods and be available instantly for use in case of an emergency. Another object of the invention is to increase the sensitivity of leuko dye dosimetry by several orders of magnitude to make it applicable for emergency personnel dosimetry where doses of 0 to 1000 rads (tissue) are of interest. It has now been found that the foregoing objects can be attained by incorporating a liquid solution of a leuko dye as the core of an optical wave guide. The optical wave guide dosimeter includes the liquid solution of leuko dye hermetically sealed in flexible and transparent plastic tubing.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Dosimeters, *Dyes, *Optical waveguides, Solutions(General), Flexible structures, Hermetic seals, Low costs, Dosage, Portable equipment, Civil defense, Transparence, Inventions, Personnel, Plastics, Liquids, Tubes, Emergencies

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE