[ RadSafe ] Idea - Self-Sufficient Air Droppable Radiation Monitoring Stations

Ted de Castro tdc at xrayted.com
Tue Dec 27 10:14:27 CST 2011

It certainly is.  While I was at LBNL I built a  network of radiation 
monitoring stations - gamma and neutron (presented in a paper at an HPS 
meeting).  While they are housed and wired - ONE of the stations was 
radio linked and solar powered and so could easily be made air 
droppable.  The electronics was custom made for us by Health Physics 
Instruments and derived from a product of theirs which was a completely 
self contained unit (gamma only) that you could drop off and pick up 
later to get the readings.

So yes - the pieces already exist - its just the packaging.

On 12/27/2011 5:31 AM, Roger Helbig wrote:
> The report mentions that much of the existing radiation monitoring
> network was washed away or made inoperable by loss of power due to
> earthquake damage - that made me wonder why there was not some sort of
> air-droppable self-sufficient radiation monitoring station - surely
> the technology exists to make such units - it would just be a matter
> of cost and of stocking them somewhere - just an idea -
> Roger
> On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 5:18 AM, Roger Helbig<rwhelbig at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Thanks to Tokyo AP reporter Yuri Kageyama, here is a link to the
>> Summary of the Preliminary Report - the main site indicates that the
>> full preliminary report is being translated into English
>> Roger Helbig
>> http://icanps.go.jp/eng/111226ExecutiveSummary.pdf
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