Nuclear Technology and Radiation Protection 2012 Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages: 84-92
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Integrating four-dimensional geographical information and mobile techniques into radiological accident emergency response training
Tsai Ming-Kuan, Lee Yung-Ching, Lu Chung-Hsin, Chen Mei-Hsin, Chou Tien-Yin, Yau Nie-Jia
When radiological accidents occur, radioactive material may spread into the
atmosphere, causing large-scale and long-term contamination. To diminish the
effects of such accidents, researchers from many countries have investigated
training programs in emergency response to radiological accidents, especially
in the wake of several serious radiological accidents. Although many training
programs have been proposed, this study identifies two problems: the lack of
effective data representation and the lack of complete training records.
Therefore, by considering various requirements for relief and evacuation work
at radiological accident sites, it integrates four-dimensional geographical
information and mobile techniques to construct a training platform for
radiological accident emergency response. During training, groups of
participants learn to respond to simulated radiological accident scenarios.
Moreover, participants can use the training platform to review and discuss
training details. Judging by the results, the training platform has not only
increased the effectiveness of training programs, but also complied with
standard operating procedures for radiological accident emergency response in
Taiwan. In conclusion, this study could serve as a useful reference for
similar studies and applications.
Keywords: radiological accident, geographical information, emergency response, mobile, training