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.
AEL Category, Title, Number, and Project:
AEL Category: 07. Detection
AEL Title: Detector, Gamma/Neutron, Standoff
AEL Number: 07RD-04-SGND
SAVER Project: Fixed-Position Direct Radiation Environmental Monitoring Systems