This invention reports to reduce hazard and to minimize costs in radioisotope event simulations for purposes of training, military operations, and emergency preparedness. That is, it offers a platform, i.e., an attachable tag, from which to accurately simulate radiation levels to represent hazardous environments. The technology utilizes radiofrequency as a safe alternative to harmful radiation and also allows a system to quantify the simulated exposure more exactly so as to fairly represent the simulation to the preferred event, e.g., a nuclear disaster. Moreover, the technology offers a way to pre-program radiation levels for each disaster drill. Overall, this invention removes the need for radioactive materials and sources for disaster event simulations depicting radioisotope events.
Reference Number: D-1290
Features, Benefits & Advantages:
Minimizes cost of training drills
Reduces exposure to harmful radiation
Eliminates the need for radioactive materials in the simulation of a nuclear disaster
Improves present training methodology
Intellectual Property: A U.S. Provisional Application was filed in October of 2016.
Development Stage: This technology has been reduced to practice.
Robert Stump, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas.
Keywords: radiofrequency, radiofrequency identification (RFID), radioisotope events