Standoff radiation detectors (SRDs) are able to locate radiation sources from a distance and determine whether or not they constitute a threat. Responders use SRDs for screening and inspection operations. Fixed-position direct radiation environmental monitoring systems are capable of continuous, unattended outdoor operation and of providing real-time measurements of the external gamma radiation exposure rate ranging from natural background to emergency levels. A network of radiation monitors spread throughout a city could provide localized radiation information that could guide emergency personnel response actions and public messaging for evacuation or shelter-in-place instructions.
The Standoff Radiation Detectors Focus Group Report is a limited distribution document, and is available in the SAVER Community on First Responder Communities of Practice (FRCoP).
Find this project in the FEMA Authorized Equipment List and InterAgency Board Interactive Standardized Equipment List.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 07. Detection
AEL Title: Detector, Gamma/Neutron, Standoff
AEL Number: 07RD-04-SGND
SAVER Project: Standoff Radiation Detectors