Speaker - Morgan Cox
This presentation covers the current status of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42 standards for radiation protection instrumentation in two distinct parts:
1) This portion includes the discussion of some seventeen ANSI N42 standards for Radiation Protection Instrumentation (RPI) including those for portable radia¬tion detectors, ANSI N42.17A for normal environmental conditions and ANSI N42.17C for extreme environmen¬tal conditions; ANSI N42.323A and B being combined for test and calibration of portable instruments in the normal range and for near background measurements; alarming personnel monitors in ANSI N42.20; airborne radioactivity monitors in ANSI N42.30, ANSI N42.17B, Center ANSI N42.18, and ANSI N323C; instrument commu¬nication protocols in ANSI N42.36; in-plant plutonium monitoring in ANSI N317; reactor emergency monitor¬ing in ANSI N320; carbon fiber personnel dosimeters in ANSI N322; installed radiation detectors in ANSI N323C; ANSI N42.26 for personnel warning devices; radon progeny monitoring in ANSI N42.50; and radon monitoring in ANSI N42.51.
2) This portion includes the discussion of seventeen ANSI N42 standards recently developed or being developed for Homeland Security Instrumentation (HIS) including those for personal radiation detectors in ANSI N42.32; portable radiation detectors in ANSI N42.33; portable detection and identification of radionuclides in ANSI N42.34; portal radiation monitors in ANSI N42.35; for training requirements for homeland security person¬nel in ANSI N42.37; spectroscopy-based portal monitors in ANSI N42.38; performance criteria for neutron detec¬tors in ANSI N42.39; neutron detectors for detection of contraband in ANSI N42.40; active interrogation systems in ANSI N42.41; data formatting in ANSI N42.42; mobile portal monitors in ANSI N42.43; checkpoint calibration of image-screening systems in ANSI N42.44; criteria for evaluating x-ray computer tomography security screening in ANSI N42.45; performance of imaging x- and gamma ray systems for cargo and vehicles in ANSI N42.46; spectroscopic personal detectors in ANSI N42.48; and personal emergency radiation detectors (PERDs) in ANSI N42.49A for alarming detectors and in ANSI N42.49B for non-alarming detectors.
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Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm