Accession Number : AD1017501


Title :   Review of Radioisotopes as Radiological Weapons


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria United States


Personal Author(s) : Curling,Carl A ; Lodge,Alex


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1017501.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 88


Abstract : A simple methodology for evaluating the credibility of radiological material as athreat was developed. This methodology compares the largest quantity of radioactive material typically found in a single instrument or device that is available in commercial practice (P) with the quantity of radioactive material necessary for it to pose a sufficient threat to be of concern (C). If the ratio of P to C is high (0.1 or greater), it is more credible that the radioactive material could be used in a radiological weapon.


Descriptors :   RADIOLOGICAL WARFARE , THREATS , RADIATION , ISOTOPES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE