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Networked sensing systems for detecting people carrying radioactive material

Chandy, Mani and Pilotto, Concetta and McLean, Ryan (2008) Networked sensing systems for detecting people carrying radioactive material. In: 5th International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 148-155. ISBN 978-4-907764-31-9.

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he goal of the research described in this paper is to help prevent scenarios such as the following: a terrorist detonates a device that distributes radioactive material such as Cesium-137 or Cobalt-60 in an open space used for public sports events or demonstrations. This paper studies the efficacy of networks of static sensors on street lamps or similar infrastructures. This paper describes individual sensors, evaluates the benefits of networks of stationary sensors, and briefly discusses the potential value of integrated networks of wireless-equipped mobile security personnel with stationary radiation sensors and cameras. The paper presents mathematical analysis coupled with simulation results.

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Additional Information:© 2008 IEEE. This work is supported by AFOSR MURI award FA9550-06-1-0303 and the Lee Center for Networking.
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Subject Keywords:radiation detection; networking systems; sensors
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Official Citation:M. Chandy, C. Pilotto and R. McLean, "Networked sensing systems for detecting people carrying radioactive material," 2008 5th International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, Kanazawa, 2008, pp. 148-155. doi: 10.1109/INSS.2008.4610916
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