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Portable remote camera and radiation monitor

United States Patent Application

20080073495
A1
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Savannah River National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer Website
A hand-held portable video camera and radiation monitoring apparatus which can be deployed by a single operator in the field is disclosed. The apparatus uses a compact, extendable probe which provides real time visual monitoring via a video camera along with real time radiation detection and identification of isotopes. The apparatus includes software which identifies and reports to the operator via a speech synthesizer the identification of specific isotopes.
Heckendorn, Frank M. (Aiken, SC), Peterson, Kurt D. (Aiken, SC), Odell, Daniel M. (Aiken, SC), Harpring, Larry J. (North Augusta, SC)
Washington Savannah River Co., LLC (Aiken SC)
11/ 525,883
September 22, 2006
STATEMENT AS TO RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC0996-SR18500 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.