Loading in 2 Seconds...
Loading in 2 Seconds...
EPA Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology Gamma Emergency Mapper Project. 19 th National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Norfolk, VA April 21, 2009 John Cardarelli II 1 , Mark Thomas 1 , Tim Curry 1 , Scott Faller 2 , Roger Shura 2 , and David Kappelman 3
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
19th National Radiological Emergency Preparedness
April 21, 2009
John Cardarelli II1, Mark Thomas1, Tim Curry1, Scott Faller2,
Roger Shura2, and David Kappelman3
1 National Decontamination Team
2 Radiological Emergency Response Team, Las Vegas
3 Radiological Emergency Response Team, Montgomery
CERCLA or OPA Authority
National Response Center:
800 424 8802
Special Purpose Mission
41 Emergency Responses
6 DHS SEAR Deployments
9 DHS NSSE Deployments
4 FEMA Activations
12 Special Projects
Plume Identification and Classification
9/24 ASPECT Flight Passes
Line Scanner RS-800MSIRLS
Radiation Solutions RSX-4
6 NaI and 2 LaBr3 detectors
Sensor Station Rear View
Camera and Sensors below Operator Station
Advance Digital Spectrometers
4. Multi-Peak U, K, Th Auto-Stabilization – Stabilizes in all areas, Faster, 3 min vs 30 min.
5. Individual Crystal ADC’s& Processing –
The high speed sampling of pulses allows for pulse analysis and DSP processing.
Resulting in improved pulse pile-up rejection, zero dead time & a higher throughput.
Unlimited number of crystals (limited only by weight considerations)
Purpose: To improve the US EPA airborne gamma-screening and mapping capability of ground-based gamma contamination following a wide-area radiological dispersal device (RDD) or improvised nuclear detonation (IND) attack.
Goal: To develop the most advanced gamma-radiation detection capability mountable within an Aero Command 680 FL airframe.
ASPECT GEM project directly supports the EPA Office of Homeland Security focal area that directs the agency to: ”Develop appropriate/effective technologies to lessen the time frame for characterization and decontamination of contaminated widespread and populated areas following an RDD.”
RERT: Radiological Emergency Response Team
ERT: Environmental Response Team
ORIA: Office of Radiation and Indoor Air
NHSRC: Nat. Homeland Security Research Center
LANL: Los Alamos National Laboratory
DOE: Department of Energy, Federal Radiological Monitoring and Assessment Center
March ’08: Cincinnati, OH
July ’08: Las Vegas, NV
April, ’09: DC
June, ’09: Albany, NY
Summer ’09: WPAFB
EPA airborne and ground-based radiation detection technologies will provide long-term environmental measurement data.
Field of View
(8 passes, 50 minutes, 500 ft, 110 knots)