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Detection of Radioactivity in Transit Stations: Phase 2
Detection of Radioactivity in Transit Stations: Phase 2
Report Number: IDEA-54
The purpose of this Transit IDEA project was to test and evaluate a prototype system to detect dangerous levels of radioactivity in rail transit stations. A prototype system was installed into the Medical Center Metrorail station of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA); it has been running since its installation on 13 January 2009. The data collected allowed for measuring the achieved sensitivity and evaluating it against various concepts of operations (CONOPS) that had been discussed with representatives from WMATA. Use of the preexisting security cameras and network infrastructure would greatly reduce cost and facilitate broad coverage.
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