IEEE - N42.53
Performance Criteria for Backpack-Based Radiation-Detection Systems Used for Homeland Security
|Publication Date:||4 June 2013|
This standard specifies the basic performance requirements for backpack-based radiation-detection systems (BRDs) used in homeland security applications. BRDs shall detect gamma radiation and may include neutron detection and/or the identification of gamma-ray emitting radionuclides. They are typically worn by the user during operation but may also be used as temporary area monitors.
This standard establishes the radiological performance and testing requirements and those requirements associated with the expected electrical, mechanical, and environmental conditions while in use.
This standard specifies the performance criteria and test methodologies for BRDs that are used to detect gamma-ray emitting radioactive material, detect neutron emitting radioactive material, and/or identify radionuclides. Successful completion of the radiation tests described in this standard should not be construed as an ability to successfully detect gamma radiation, detect neutron radiation, and/or identify radionuclides in all environments.