The National Nuclear Security Administration has tested a cloud-based radiation data gathering network during an exercise conducted by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, GCN reported Thursday.
Kathleen Hickey writes drill participants used the RadResponder emergency response system to share radiological information in order to test the tool for stress.
Participants worked to collect and validate more than 21,000 environmental radiation measurements, 200 field samples and 132 observations by using handheld meters and monitoring systems during the one-day exercise, according to the report.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency designed the tool for users to gather data from field surveys, fixed point sensor arrays and physical media samples, the report says.
RadResponder is built to work with current systems and connects to federal and regional networks for data sharing, Hickey reports.
RadResponder is accessible to emergency responders from federal, state, local, tribal and territorial response groups via wireless devices, GCN reports.