Accession Number:

AD1044825

Title:

A Spatial and Temporal Characterization of the Background Neutron Environment at the Navy and Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Descriptive Note:

Journal Article - Embargoed Full-Text

Corporate Author:

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This project utilized neutron detection near the Naval Academy football stadium in order to map and quantify the effect of the stadium structure primarily steel reinforced concrete on the background neutron environment. The venue exhibited varying levels of neutron background radiation. The temporal variation of background was also observed over the period of two months. The results of this projectare useful in planning, conducting, and assessing the utility and limitations of radiation surveys using current state-of-the-art portable or stationary detection equipment at venues.

Subject Categories:

  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE