Accession Number:

AD0360872

Title:

EVALUATION OF MILITARY RADIAC

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL APPLIED SCIENCE LAB BROOKLYN NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-11-09

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

Objectives of Project 2.8 were to 1 develop suitable shields for Navy dosimeter types IM-107PD quartz fiber and DT-60PD silver phosphate glass, correcting their response to agree with that of standard depth dose detectors imbedded 4 cm in masonite phantoms and 2 compare externally held ratemeter readings with that of a dose-rate standard also imbedded 4 cm in masonite phantoms. Based on laboratory gamma shielding studies conducted in the range 80 kev to 1.25 Mev. external shields were developed for use with the above dosimeters. The masonite phantoms were designed to simulate average human torso configurations. The effectiveness of the shields in actual field radiological situations was determined in the distributed fields resulting from the induced radiation from Shots Wilson, Priscilla, and Hood and the fallout field from Shot Diablo.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE