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ID
0-508-1179
Name
Human-Portable Radiation Detector
Status
Published
Version
1.2
Updated
11/18/2019 3:54:52 PM
Original Release
05/09/2017
Last Major Release
11/18/2019
Description
This instrument comprises several radiation detection components placed inside a backpack or similar enclosure, along with an optional external control device.
Resource Category
Prevention
Primary Core Capability
Screening, Search, and Detection
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Equipment
Overall Function
The Human-Portable Radiation Detector detects the presence of radiological and nuclear material in a wide area around the operator; due to the larger detector element and power source, the detection range of this device may be greater than a Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) or Radio-Isotope Identification Device (RIID)
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. The Agency Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and requestor should discuss the following prior to deployment: a. Logistics support, such as working conditions, length of deployment, transportation, and personnel b. Type of incident and event c. Spare batteries and battery recharging capabilities d. Additional features, such as dose rate capable, low profile mode, ruggedized, and network capable e. Global Positioning System 2. The requestor can request this resource with or without the personnel component of a National Incident Management System (NIMS)Type 2 Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND) Screener 3. If the requestor orders this resource without personnel, the AHJ should have a NIMS Type 2 PRND Screener or provide face-to-face training specific to the mission, without lag time between training and mission deployment
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
RADIATION DETECTION EQUIPMENT PER RESOURCENot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Neutron
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 4Gamma
Isotope Identification Equipment Per ResourceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 3
Type 2Same as Type 4
Type 3Isotopes
Type 4No capability
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 509: Preventive Radiological Nuclear Detection Screener
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
American National Standards Institute/Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (ANSI/IEEE) N42.43-2006, American National Standard Performance Criteria for Mobile and Transportable Radiation Monitors Used for Homeland Security, May 2007