The Dockside Radiation Monitoring System is a custom designed radiation detection system that is positioned beside visiting Nuclear Powered Vessels (NPVs) to measure gamma radiation. A Base Station and up to 3 Remote Monitors inland continuously monitor any gamma radiation emanating from the NPV lf radiation from the NPV increases beyond a preset level, the system goes into alarm mode and initiates the Nuclear Emergency Response process.
This system has been installed at three sites in Canada: Canadian Forces Bases at Halifax and Escalator, as well as at the Maritime Engineering Test Range, at Na noose Harbor, BC. The DMS is an integrated system which consists of a sensor—and- alarm-suite (SAS) for radiation detection and a base station (BS) for remotely monitoring, analyzing and displaying dosimetry measurements. Radiation data captured at the dockside by the highly sensitive SAS sensors are transmitted to the BS communication hub (CH), and then to several remote monitors (RMs) located in the local area at National Defense Headquarters, all using standard telephony technology.