A framework for detecting hazardous events occurring in transit with AutoID technologies

Erick C. Jones, Yvette Pearson Weatherton, Billy Gray, Harrison Armstrong, Wei Chen

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A multimodal automatic identification technology that can detect and monitor the movement of low dose radiation and communicate changing environmental conditions can prevent and/or reduce the negative impacts related to nuclear threats. This paper seeks to capitalize on scintillation nanoparticles research that has a better sensitivity and higher energy resolution for radiation detection than current systems. In summary, it is hypothesized that by further developing this research, any attempts to transport radiological materials in the U.S. will be minimized, or even preventable, through improved detection and monitoring. This section of the research evaluates the costs associated with the development of AutoID devices in order to make deployment more economical.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6817529
Pages (from-to)3124-3130
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Environmental monitoring
  • multimodal sensors
  • nanocomposites
  • national security
  • radiation detector circuits
  • radio frequency identification
  • radiological dispersion devices
  • solid scintillation detectors
  • transportation


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