Accession Number:

ADA413934

Title:

Pre-Design Radiation Safety Plan for the Operational Test of the Pulsed Fast Neutron Analysis (PFNA) Cargo Inspection System at Ysleta Port of Entry Commercial Cargo Facility

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

This document provides the radiation safety plan for the Pulsed Fast Neutron Analysis PFNA Cargo Inspection System facility at Ysleta Port of Entry Commercial Cargo Facility located in El Paso, Texas. It describes the PFNA facility and accelerator, discusses general operating procedures, covers personnel safety and radiation detection issues, and gives emergency procedures. An appendix is included that covers radiation safety procedures for PFNA system operation. PFNA technology will be used for determining the presence of contraband, drugs, weapons, etc., in cargo containers and trucks. This technology measures the elemental contents e.g., oxygen, nitrogen, etc. within volume segments of a scanned object. These measurements are used to generate three-dimensional maps of the objects elemental composition. The amounts and relative concentrations of key elements are used to identify specific substances of interest e.g., explosives, narcotics, etc.. A system has been designed to use this technology for inspecting vehicles, such as trucks and tractor trailers.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE