The Resource Evaluating testing, costs, and benefits of advanced spectroscopic portals for screening cargo at ports of entry : interim report (abbreviated version), Committee on Advanced Spectroscopic Portals, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Evaluating testing, costs, and benefits of advanced spectroscopic portals for screening cargo at ports of entry : interim report (abbreviated version), Committee on Advanced Spectroscopic Portals, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Evaluating testing, costs, and benefits of advanced spectroscopic portals for screening cargo at ports of entry : interim report (abbreviated version)
Title
Evaluating testing, costs, and benefits of advanced spectroscopic portals for screening cargo at ports of entry
Title remainder
interim report (abbreviated version)
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Advanced Spectroscopic Portals, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To improve screening of containerized cargo for nuclear and radiological material that might be entering the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to deploy new radiation detectors, called advanced spectroscopic portals (ASPs). The ASPs are intended to replace some or all of the current system of radiation portal monitors (called PVT RPMs) used in conjunction with handheld radioisotope identifiers (RIIDs) to detect and identify radioactive material in cargo. The U.S. Congress required the Secretary of Homeland Security to certify that ASPs will provide a 'significant increase in operational effectiveness' over continued use of the existing screening devices before DHS can proceed with full-scale procurement of ASPs for deployment. Congress also directed DHS to request this National Research Council study to advise the Secretary of Homeland Security about testing, analysis, costs, and benefits of the ASPs prior to the certification decision. This interim report is based on testing done before 2008; on plans for, observations of, and preliminary results from tests done in 2008; and on the agency's draft cost-benefit analysis as of October 2008. The book provides advice on how DHS' Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) can complete and make more rigorous its ASP evaluation for the Secretary and the nation."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
539.72
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC787.C6
LC item number
N383 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Evaluating testing, costs, and benefits of advanced spectroscopic portals for screening cargo at ports of entry : interim report (abbreviated version), Committee on Advanced Spectroscopic Portals, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Executive summary -- Summary -- Introduction -- Background on radiation detection -- Testing and analyses of the ASP and PVT/RIID systems -- Cost-benefit analysis -- References -- Appendix A: The joint explanatory statement and the statement of task -- Appendix B: Performance metrics for ASPs and PVTs -- Appendix C: The value of factorial experiments -- Appendix D: Brief biographies of committee members
Control code
ocn709732527
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 76 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309140225
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
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.b35744261
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)709732527
  • pebcs0309140226

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