Accession Number:

ADA250776

Title:

Methodology Investigation Nuclear Radiation Metrology Methods. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1988-Sep 1989,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL INST OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY GAITHERSBURG MD OFFICE OF RADIATION MEASUREMENT

Report Date:

1992-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

225.0

Abstract:

The objective of this investigation was to assess the ability of USAEPG to perform required RADIAC testing using currently recognized standards of performance and quality assurance, and to recommend actions which will lead to improved methodology, i.e., capabilities, test procedures, and quality assurance. To this end, the authors of this Phase I report have reviewed USAEPG RADIAC facilities, procedures, personnel training, staffing, library resources, and other resources. They present their findings, which include recommendations for improved procedures, quality control, documentation, professional contacts, library and other resources, training, peer review, and instrumentation. They found locally available library resources to be wholly inadequate to support current and future missions, and comment also on the professional isolation of the RADIAC staff. Appendices include 1 an extensive list of books, reports, and periodicals deemed necessary to support USAEPG RADIAC missions 2 Criteria for operation of Federally-owned Calibration Laboratories Ionizing Radiation and 3 an extensive presentation on RADIAC calibration technology.

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE