The Radiac Set AN/PDR-75 will provide the capability to monitor and record the exposure of individual personnel to gamma and neutron radiation. Each individual will be issued a DT-236/PDR-75 dosimeter. This device, worn on the wrist, contains a neutron diode and a phosphate glass gamma detector. When a determination of exposure is required, the dosimeter is inserted into a CP-696/PDR-75 reader, which then displays the cumulative neutron and gamma dose.
- The AN/PDR-75 is rugged and portable.
- The dosimeters used in the system are designed to provide an individual's permanent dose record.
- The CP-696 can operate from an internal battery, a vehicular power supply, or the AC to DC converter supplied with the M8A1 Chemical Agent Alarm.
- Measures total neutron and gamma dose from 0 to 1000 cGy.
- Responds to and measures prompt radiation from nuclear bursts.
- Will be used to calculate unit radiation status.
- Will be used for medical triage.
- Will be used for unit reconstitution.
Requirement Document: Material Need (MN) 22 Jan 73
Basis of Issue: One CP-696/PDR-75 will be issued to each company. A DT-236/PDR-75 will be issued to all combat, combat support personnel, and combat service support personnel.
Production Deliveries Started: Aug 87
First Unit Equipped: Nov 88
Type Classified Standard: Aug 83
Unit Price: $2,900 (CP-696 Hardware); $21 (DT-236 Hardware)