Advanced Spectroscopic Portal Program

Advanced Spectroscopic Portal Program

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is charged with developing and procuring equipment to prevent a terrorist nuclear or radiological attack in the U.S. At the forefront of DNDOAis efforts are technologies currently deployed and under development whose purpose is to detect smuggled nuclear and radiological materials. These technologies include existing radiation portal monitors and next-generation replacements known as advanced spectroscopic portals (ASP). Radiation portal monitors are used to detect radiation emitted from conveyances, such as trucks, entering the U.S. Contents of this report: (1) History and Background; (2) Issues for Congress: Capability to Detect and Identify Threats; (3) Options for Congress. Illus.The ASP system was designed to have greater sensitivity and contain more helium-3 than the current radiation portal ... data is likely to have been obtained with an ASP system with a greater amount of helium-3 than projected for future use.

Title:Advanced Spectroscopic Portal Program
Author:Dana A. Shea
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-01


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