Diagram of Radiological Multi-sensor Platform truck

Illustration by Jason Lee

RadMAP rollout

Nuclear detection is becoming portable.

RadMAP, Berkeley’s Radiological Multi-sensor Platform, is designed to detect and localize anomalous radiation sources in crowded, real-life environments by filtering out naturally occurring radioactive materials as well as medical and industrial sources.

Originally developed by researchers at the Naval Research Laboratory, the upgraded RadMAP is now operated by nuclear engineering professor Kai Vetter and his colleagues at Berkeley Engineering and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. RadMAP is funded by the
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award #2011-DN-077-ARI49-02. The views contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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