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.
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JOURNAL OF RADIATION EFFECTS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING VOL. 35, NO. 1, APRIL 2017 , 35, 1, 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001, SEE AD1042393 JOURNAL OF RADIATION EFFECTS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING VOL. 35, NO. 1, APRIL 2017. This paper was presented at the 33RD ANNUAL HARDENED ELECTRONICS AND RADIATION TECHNOLOGY (HEART) TECHNICAL INTERCHANGE MEETING Held in MONTEREY, CA in APRIL 4-8, 2016.