SORDSStand-Off Radiation Detection System
SORDSSeverity of Renal Disease Scale
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The purpose of the SORDS is to develop advanced nuclear detectors that can determine the type and location of radiation sources at much greater distances than current technologies, said Mark Russell, Raytheon's vice president of engineering, technology and mission assurance.
He's been working on a system he calls SORDS - Soldier Operated Remote Data Systems - during his free time at Fort Hood, a satellite phone system that would enable soldiers to phone home at any time.
Bailor, who rooms with Steward at Fort Hood, laughed when asked about SORDS, but said if anyone could pull it off, it would be Steward, although start-up costs would be high.