A Simulated Radiation Detector using RFID Technology

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Robert Stump
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Texas
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Provisional Patent Application Filed

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 

Market Applications:

  • Military
  • Civilian EMS
  • First Responders 

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.  

Researchers:

  • 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