Accession Number:

AD0611260

Title:

EVALUATION OF COUNTERMEASURE SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1958-08-14

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

The objective was to evaluate some operational characteristics of a radio-logical shelter and to determine values for some countermeasures-system parameters. The operation consisted of two phases, the first involving measurements made by project personnel in a manned station having the characteristics of a high-performance radiological shelter and the second involving monitoring and reclamation operations in an area near the shelter beginning about 1 hr after burst. Measurements were made inside the shelter beginning at shot time to 1 test a simple shelter monitoring system, 2 test a proposed ventilation intake configuration intended to eliminate a requirement for filtration of the shelter air supply, 3 determine the effective gamma- radiation shielding afforded by an operational shelter, including two different exhaust ventilation configurations and a simple entrance configuration, and 4 determine those radiation and fallout characteristics needed to evaluate the operational measurements. The second phase involved 1 the test of a keypoint initial monitoring technique, 2 the test of two proposed techniques for determining reclamation effectiveness in advance of reclamation operations, 3 the test of the feasibility of achieving a residual number of 0.01 in a cleared area, and 4 the test of a barrier as an alternative to a buffer zone.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Radiation Shielding, Protection and Safety
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE