Title: Implementation of the Regulatory Authority Information System in Egypt

Authors: S.D. Carson, R. Schetnan, A. Hasan, Y.T. Mohamed

Addresses: Sandia National Laboratories, PO Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA. ' Compa Industries, 1314 Madiera Drive, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, USA. ' New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Albuquerque, NM 87801, USA. ' Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority, 3 Ahmed El-Zomor Street, Cairo 11762, Egypt

Abstract: As part of the implementation of a barcode-based system to track Radioactive Sealed Sources (RSS) in Egypt, the Regulatory Authority Information System Personal Digital Assistant (RAIS PDA) application was developed to extend the functionality of the International Atomic Energy Agency|s (IAEA|s) RAIS database by allowing users to download RSS data from the database to a portable PDA equipped with a barcode scanner. The system allows users to verify RSS data, gather RSS audit information and upload that data to the RAIS database in the field. This paper describes the development of the RAIS PDA application, its features and how it will be implemented in Egypt.

Keywords: RSS inventory; radioactive sealed sources; RSS tracking; RAIS database; Regulatory Authority Information System; personal digital assistant; RAIS PDA; Egypt; nuclear information; nuclear knowledge management; barcodes; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2008.018939

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2008 Vol.3 No.1, pp.50 - 58

Published online: 23 Jun 2008 *

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