Pilot Installation of Automatic Radiological Monitoring Systems.
GAUTNEY AND JONES COMMUNICATIONS INC FALLS CHURCH VA
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The study describes adaptation of existing automatic air quality data acquisition and telemetry networks to include radiological monitoring. Two ranges of radiological equipment .1 Rhr - 10,000 Rhr high range and ambient background of up to 500 counts per minute low range were added on a single telemetry channel to air quality telemetry systems in New York City, Chicago, and the State of Delaware. Specialized interface equipment was designed and is described. A technique for digitally compressing five decades of radiological instrument dynamic range on a telemetry system capable of only three decades of range was developed. Data transmission links from the air monitoring network control station to Civil Defense emergency operating centers EOC were engineered and installed in New York City and Delaware. Use of a representative leased wire-line siren control system for combined siren control and radiological telemetry was investigated but not implemented because of tariff restrictions on the leased lines. Results indicated that use of air quality telemetry systems for radiological monitoring is technically and operationally feasible.
- Civil Defense
- Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare