Accession Number : ADD012985

Title :   Personal Alpha Contamination Simulator and Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Insinger,Richard H , III ; Rodemann,Alfred H

Report Date : 19 Feb 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A simulated radiation source and a compatible detector system are disclosed. The combination is useful in training for detecting alpha radiation contamination. A flexible, soft iron plate or first permanent magnet in the detector system responds to a second magnet that is employed to represent an alpha radiation source. Where the first permanent magnet is used, an iron member may be adopted in lieu of the second magnet. The simulated source is affixed to the subject's clothing or body. When the detector system is brought into proximity with the simulated radiation source, the soft plate or first magnet responds and affects a strain gage which in turn provides an electronic indication.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SIMULATORS, *ALPHA PARTICLE DETECTORS, *RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, CLOTHING, MAGNETS, TRAINING, SIMULATION, SOURCES, DETECTORS, PERMANENT MAGNETS, RADIATION, STRAIN GAGES, TRAINING DEVICES, ALPHA PARTICLES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE