Detecting small quantities of hazardous or interesting radioactive isotopes can be very difficult, particularly in complex urban settings or in situations where the radioactive material has been deliberately concealed or shielded.
The technology used for radiation detection is, in many ways, much more established than its counterparts in chemical and biological detection and identification. However, practical implementation of the technology can be troublesome. Both static and mobile detection operations pose interesting operational environments and the hardware and software need to be used to their full potential to ensure that potential items of interest are actually detected.
Some of our experience in urban radiation detection can be found in Mr. Kaszeta’s paper presented in Switzerland in 2010 at the CBMTS symposium, available here: D Kaszeta CBMTS 2010 Lessons Learned
Some services that we feel qualified to provide include:
Assessments and Evaluation: What is the nature and scope of your mission? What can be done in a reasonable manner in your unique operating environment to detect radiation sources?
Systems Integration: We have direct experience in integrating different hardware and software systems into useful sensor networks.
Concept of Operation Development: How do you use your equipment in order to get the most useful information from it? We can assist with the development of effective concepts of employment and operating procedures.
Training: The best equipment and the smartest operating procedures can be rendered useless if operators and supervisors are not correctly trained. We can assist with development and execution of specialized training programs to meet the client’s requirements and expectations.