University of Illinois at Chicago
Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC), and Purdue University are collaborative partners in a sensor-cyber network project supported under the national SensorNet Initiative. The project aims to design, realize, evaluate, and deploy a Detection, Identication, and Tracking Sensor Cyber Network (DITSCN) for chemical and radiational plumes. The current focus is on building a system of radiation sensors inter-connected by wireless links for detecting the presence of radioactive materials, identifying the radiation source, and tracking their propagation over time. The resulting networked system of sensors, if proven to be effective, will be deployed in important facilities and along highways to detect low level radioactivity corresponding to, for example, dirty bombs are being carried in moving vehicles.