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Nuclear Radiation Sensors

Radionuclide Aerosol Analyzer (162)

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

Problem: Need for long-term, unattended monitoring for radionuclide aerosol signatures of nuclear activity

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Instruments through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed automatic, high-volume aerosol collection equipment
  • Developed and demonstrated integrated system with sensitivity 300 times greater than commercial equivalent
  • Validated system performance meets application requirements
  • Commercialized technology
  • Recognized with a 1998 R&D 100 Award
  • Recognized with a 2001 FLC Award

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Nuclear measurement design, mechanical engineering, control system engineering, software engineering, tech transfer, international policy support to US State Department.

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