Accession Number : ADD013416

Title :   Calibrating Device for Ionizing Radiation Dosimeters.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Apr 81, patented 27 Sep 83,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Burton, Charles A ; Riel, Gordon K

Report Date : 27 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : This patent describes a transportable calibration and storage device for use in calibrating radiation dosimeter. The calibration device comprises a drum filled with a radiation attenuating material that may be solid, water, or water-extended solid. This material shields the radiation source that is retained in a safe position in the drum at all times. During the calibration cycle the radiation source may be move to a low or high calibration position within the drum so as to allow calibration of the dosimeter with a known radiation intensity.

Descriptors :   *CALIBRATION, *DOSIMETERS, *IONIZING RADIATION, *PATENTS, ATTENUATION, CYCLES, INTENSITY, RADIATION, SAFETY, SHIELDING, SOURCES, STORAGE, TRANSPORTABLE, WATER

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE