SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1992

Perimeter Radiation Monitors for the Control and Physical Security of Special Nuclear Materials


Perimeter radiation monitors are gamma-ray and neutron measurement systems that can provide timely notice of theft or diversion of special nuclear material (SNM). The monitors may be hand-held instruments operated by security inspectors or automatic pedestrian or vehicle monitors located in exit pathways. A monitor's performance depends on its design, the characteristics of SNM and the operating environment, and proper monitor calibration and maintenance. Goals of ASTM Subcommittee C26.12 are to describe monitoring technology, how to apply it, and how to test its performance.

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Fehlau, PE
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
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Developed by Committee: F12
Pages: 29–35
DOI: 10.1520/STP15322S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5189-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1472-2