WHAT IS ERDS?
Emergency Response Dosimetry System
Emergency Response Dosimetry System (ERDS) is an innovative and disruptive technology with the potential for significant impact on military and civilian preparedness and response, long-term monitoring, and targeted commercial applications.
ERDS facilitates the use of "retrospective physical dosimetry", which is is the term used when determining the dose of absorbed radiation to environmental or locally available materials in situations where conventional, synthetic dosimeters were not in place at the time of radiation exposure. ERDS is used as a significant pre-event mitigation strategy. ERDS widely deployed as a non-medical countermeasure will support the initial sorting of victims of targeted military operations or civilian mass casualty radiation and nuclear events.