Following a radiological release, whether from an accident or a terrorist act, local response agencies can set up community reception centers (CRCs) to screen the public for radioactive contamination. Before people enter a CRC for final screening, they would be prescreened using personal radiation detectors (PRDs) while they stand on a small platform with another PRD under it to detect radioactivity on their shoes. Because the shoe-screening PRD is hidden beneath the platform, that PRD’s alarm light cannot be seen and CRC personnel must rely on its audible alarm. Unfortunately, the platform muffles the alarm sound, making it hard to hear in a noisy environment.
This “Remote Alarm Accessory for Radioactive Contamination Screening at CRCs Report” provides emergency response organizations with detailed information about an accessory NUSTL invented to provide a distinct alarm outside the platform that screening personnel can easily hear. This report gives a detailed description of the Remote Audible Alarm Accessory for Detection Instruments with Audio Outputs (U.S. Patent 11,140,476), including how agencies can make the device for their own use.
|Remote Alarm Accessory for Radioactive Contamination Screening at Community Reception Centers Report