Update on the Standoff Detection of Radiological Materials by Passive FTIR Radiometry. 2006-2007 Summary Report for the Canadian Safeguards Support Program of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CANADA VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)
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This year s activities were centred on four major objectives 1 In collaboration with DRDC Ottawa, a field trial was planned for Spring 2006 at DRDC Ottawa that would involve the use of ground-based passive standoff FTIR radiometry for detecting and identifying UO2 and U3O8 radioactive materials at standoff distances of 30 and 100 m. This would be the first time that actual radioactive materials have been measured in the open using the passive remote sensing radiometric technique. 2 In a potential collaboration with Cameco Corp., several uranium oxide materials including processed and non-processed uranium ores and waste materials from the milling and processing operations were to be measured using passive thermal radiometry and VNIR and SWIR spectroscopic techniques. These ground-based measurement results would be analysed to determine the possibility of using these sensing techniques for the detection and identification of materials specific to uranium mining processes. 3 Dependant on funding, the AIRIS sensor would be deployed to measure radiological materials at altitudes of 1 km. The availability of the AIRIS sensor was subject to budgetary approval from another program. 4 Various nationalinternational meetings and workshops to support further development of the passive remote sensing FTIR technique.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Infrared Detection and Detectors