Aerial Measuring System
The aircraft-mounted Aerial Measuring System scans wide areas for anomalous sources of radioactivity. Developed by the Bechtel Nevada Remote Sensing Laboratory, it sweeps potential
terrorist targets such as football stadiums and political conventions. Baseline radiation levels can be compared with measurements taken when officials suspect an undetonated weapon may have been smuggled in-ideally, helping to locate the bomb or, in the worst case, aiding emergency response by tracking radiation
following an actual detonation.