Radiation detection using RADAR

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Authors
  1. Gardner, C.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN);MARCH SCIENTIFIC LIMITED, DUNROBIN ONT (CAN)
Abstract
DRDC Ottawa has been investigating alternative radiation detection techniques under an Applied Research Project (ARP 10dp). As part of this project, proof-of-principle experiments were carried out with the assistance of March Scientific Ltd. The experiments examined the feasibility of two techniques: the use of RADAR to detect the increased free electron density in an elevated radiation field, and the passive detection of microwaves emitted from atomic hydrogen in water vapour. It was shown that the plasma produced by the radiation beam of a high-activity gamma source does result in a small, frequency-dependent phase shift in the microwave signal. Some recommendations are made for future work.

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Keywords
radiation detection;stand-off detection;RADAR
Report Number
DRDC-OTTAWA-CR-2012-164 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Nov 2012
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
CA042506
CANDIS No
803707
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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