Radiation Detection Pilot Program

The purpose of the proposed research is to develop methods for detecting radioactive materials of concern moving on Illinois highways. A critical element of this program is the ability to detect and intercept a dirty bomb used by a terrorist organization. A dirty bomb is the combination of a long-lived isotope of radioactive material and conventional explosives. The goal of the terrorist organization is to contaminate a public facility with radioactive materials thus causing great economic impact on the city, state, and nation.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Contract Numbers:

      R 27-4

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      2300 S. Dirksen Parkway
      Springfield, IL  United States  62764
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Department of Civil Engineering, 201 Engineering Hall
      Urbana, IL  United States  61801
    • Principal Investigators:

      Dunn, William

    • Start Date: 20060500
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070600
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12077

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458418
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R 27-4
    • Files: RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:42PM