The following publications establish technical capability standards for radiological and nuclear detection goals unique to the U.S. Government. The materials augment the national consensus standards established by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and international consensus standards developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) publishes these standards in collaboration with National Institute of Standards and Technology. The standards fulfill a requirement of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 publish technical capability standards for radiation detection and non-intrusive imaging systems.
Currently available technical capability standards are accessible as PDF files by clicking on the links below.
For technical questions about the standards, please contact CWMD@hq.dhs.gov.
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|Technical Capability Standard for Handheld Instruments Used for the Detection and Identification of Radionuclides – 2019||1.19 MB||09/08/2020|
|Technical Capability Standard for Backpack Based Radiation Detection Systems||913.26 KB||02/12/2020|
|Technical Capability Standard for Vehicle Mounted Mobile Systems||959.22 KB||03/02/2020|
|Technical Capability Standard for Aerial Mounted Radiation Systems||1.02 MB||02/10/2020|
|Technical Capability Standard for Radiation Portal Monitor Systems with Energy Analysis Capability - 2019||1.03 MB||09/08/2020|