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Automatic detection and assessment of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats

United States Patent Application

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A system and method for detection and assessment of hazardous plumes includes at least one sensing station, the sensing station including at least one sensor for sampling a media and determining hazardous plume data. The hazardous plume data includes at least one hazardous plume component and quantitative data regarding the hazardous plume component, such concentration. A computing structure receives the hazardous plume data and determines a dispersion model including a future migration path of the plume. The dispersion model can also provide quantitative data regarding the hazardous plume component, such as the concentration associated with the projected plume as a function of time as well as the source location of the plume.
Kulesz, James J. (Oak Ridge, TN), Worley, Brian A. (Knoxville, TN), Reid, Richard W. (Knoxville, TN), Griest, Wayne H. (Oak Ridge, TN), Morris, Robert H. (Knoxville, TN), Lee, Ronald W. (Oak Ridge, TN), Wise, Marcus B. (Kingston, TN)
10/ 199,733
July 19, 2002
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725 between the United States Department of Energy and UT-Battelle, LLC.