Design and preliminary testing of the Multi-spectral Imaging System for the Detection of Radiological Contamination

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Authors
  1. Inrig, E.
  2. Watson, I.
  3. Koslowsky, V.
  4. Dick, M.
  5. Forget, P.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Ottawa, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Bubble Technology Industries, Chalk River ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Field detection and measurement of the activity and extent of alpha (α) contamination is a particularly challenging task for radiation detection personnel. With funding from the CBRNE Research & Technology Initiative (CRTI-07-0104TD), the Multi-spectral Imaging System for the Detection of Radiological Contamination (MISDORC), is being developed with the aim of providing a new tool for in-field alpha detection. This detector uses the air fluorescence in the vicinity of the radioactive source to create an image of the contamination. The optical and mechanical design of the detector are briefly described here, along with the concept of use. The detector is currently at the laboratory prototype stage, and the results of preliminary tests of the prototype, using both sealed and unsealed α sources, are presented. The detector is now in the final stage of development and is expected to be completed in early 2012.

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Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-TM-2011-195 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Dec 2011
Number of Pages
40
DSTKIM No
CA036956
CANDIS No
536718
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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