MADAR Project
Now on The Radiation Network

The Monitor 4 MADAR Online System (Monitor 4 at upper right)

At 9:30 PM CST, on 10 June 2014, the MADAR Project's background radiation monitoring system went online, joining another monitoring site 15 miles east of the MADAR site at Vernon, IN (Evansville, IN).

The Monitor 4 is an Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and X-radiations discriminator. A red count light flashes with rising radiation levels, along with an audible beep which can be heard and recorded on the MADAR System's standby RAD Recorder at the same time the MADAR E-M event pulses are recorded on an identical DET Recorder. In the meantime (and realtime 24/7) the background radiation readings are fed by a dedicated computer to a server at the Radiation Network headquarters in Prescott, Arizona. What use to be a significant reading (double the background) has been upgraded to the new nuclear standard of 2.5x's normal background, which for MADAR has yet to be determined with the new device. However, for MADAR use the old standard and the threshhold alarm may be set at around 30 cpm. This is a new feature for the MADAR system, whereby the nuclear background increase also has an alarm feature, which could give us an edge or warning of an impending E-M event. This device and the the 24/7 operation and on-line logging of readings into the Radiation Netword system is a drastic improvement over the old stand-by system.  Archives of the data, including graphs, will be extremely valuable in any any future MADAR APD. Last, but not least, the data from the Radiation Network maps, both U.S. and the rest of the world, will be valuable when doing research on older cases of UFOs and nuclear sites.

CD V-700 Standby System replaced by Model 4 Device

The CD V-700 Model 6A by Victoreen on "standby alert" with the MADAR System is no longer needed.  When MADAR was triggered by an anomaly, 6 volts from the Mode Control Panel fed through a cable to the V-700 Panel and a 6-volt SPDT relay activated the 700's two circuits. One circuit was the high-voltage geiger-muller circuit; the other was the amplification circuit. The radiation in counts per minute were then fed through the headphone-jack adaptor to the RAD Recorder, which is a cassette that records data for 45 minutes.  All previous MADAR systems used this standby system. The new system simply takes the pulses from the Model 4 and records them when the MADAR Mode Control Panel turns on all recorders.

Overlaid on top of the main graph for the local Monitoring Station is a National Radiation Map, where each colored circle represents a Radiation Monitoring Station at that location on the Map.  The numerical value displayed in each circle represents the Radiation Counts Per Minute (CPM) for that station during the last minute, which value updates every minute.

If any station detects a dangerous Radiation level, then an Alert symbol appears over that station (for example, 139 CPM over the panhandle of Texas), accompanied by a pop-up visual alert and an audible alert (play this remote alert sound file).  Thus, you can see that by using this software, you can immediately know the Radiation levels in real time anywhere in the US where there is a monitoring station participating in this Network, and obtain immediate, real time notification of any dangerous Radiation level detected!!!

Meanwhile, the graph window at the lower left of the Main Screen represents the graph of a representative Remote Monitoring Station, providing minute by minute Radiation detail, as well as access to a log of the data by spreadsheet, along with detailed identification information for that station.  A Remote Graph like this is readily available for every station shown on the Map.

Although the picture above shows a static map, the Radiation Map is fully interactive, with zoom capabilities, descriptions of Nuclear Sites and Monitoring Stations, additional Map Layers, including Counties, Airports, Roads, Railroads, Lakes and Rivers, and even the capability to download City Streets for your county.  Plus, in keeping with the elements of a true Network, the GeigerGraph software has its own Chat forum.