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Recommended Practice for Unmanned Aerial Radiation Measurement Systems (UARaMS)

This recommended practice establishes performance criteria and characterization techniques for radiation measurement systems incorporated onto unmanned aerial systems, or UARaMS. The recommended practice provides a means to accurately assess a UARaMSs effectiveness to either search/localize a radiological source or characterize/map radioactive contamination. It outlines measurement expectations, functionality characterization tests, and functionality needs based on available radiation response information, test results, and expected radiation fields at applicable heights above ground level (AGL). This recommended practice does not address individual unmanned aircraft system (UAS) performance or operations such as those items required for operation and control. The document looks at operational scenarios, detection needs and expectations, and environmental parameters that could be experienced during use such as temperature changes, mechanical shock, and onboard vibration. For radiation, response vectors include those expected from distributed contamination and from point sources. The primary unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of interest include those from Group 1 and Group 2 UAV designations.

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IM/RNIS - TC45 - Radiation and Nuclear Instrumentation and Systems
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IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society
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IM/RNIS - TC45 - Radiation and Nuclear Instrumentation and Systems
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ARMS - Aerial Radiation Measurement Systems
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Jennifer Santulli
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