Quick response facility for nuclear incidents by DRDO
Mobile Whole Body Counter (Divya Drishti)
Terrorists are graduating fast towards terrorism. Since our Armed Forces are constantly engaged in anti-terrorism (internal Security) duties especially in J&K, NE and Maoist affected area, chances of use of Radiation Dispersal Device (RDD) on any Army Installations by the terrorists are high.
In order to keep the soldier fighting fit in the event of use of RDD by any terrorist outfit, each affected soldier will be required to be screened for Radioactive Contamination so as to control the panic in the Unit and monitoring of the therapeutic response.
it takes just about 15 minutes to measure the radioactivity concentration per person and is a field compatible stand alone system.
Whole body radiation counters are generally large and expensive devices consisting of massive high density radiation shields and sophisticated instrumentation.
The prototype is on display at the `Pride of India’ expo, LPU