CARDT course aims
The CARDT course is targeted and intended to build technical expertise within the broader national safety and security community. The week-long in-person course aims to provide training to participants in research, applications, operations, and engineering roles in the field of NSS. Training topics include: radiation detection measurements and instrumentation, nuclear analytical methodology and instrumentation, detection methods of bare and integrated special nuclear material (SNM), and other advanced nuclear material analysis techniques used in nuclear emergency response, nuclear forensics, nuclear safeguards, and non-proliferation.
The main objectives of the course are:
- Demonstrating an understanding of the principles of radiation detection and measurement, and nuclear instruments
- Gaining knowledge and skills on radiation detection, counting and spectrometry including shielding, radioactive sample detection and identification, radiation protection and emergency response
- Demonstrating an ability to conduct experiments and understanding how to acquire, identify, quantify and assess radionuclides and report radiation data, uncertainty and detection limits