Lesson 2/Learning Event 9
Communications. The method
by which the survey data are
to be communicated
to the control party
can vary. Data may be reported either at the time of recording or in the form of a summary table or
record. In addition, the reporting method and destination to which the uncorrected results of the survey
are to be sent will be given.
Current Situation. This will cover the friendly and enemy situation as it exists at the time of the
Special Instructions. Special instructions on conducting the survey may include such items as:
The method in which certain dose-rate readings, which depart from the normal procedures
(for example, the determination of correlation factors) are to be made.
Marking of contaminated areas, if required.
Security precautions to be taken if the survey is to be undertaken in or over a dangerous area,
such as a ground survey into threat-held terrain.
If the ground survey is to be conducted as part of a reconnaissance mission, the enemy
situation, type of reconnaissance, and movement technique to be used should be covered.
Guidance for the Aerial Survey Party
The control party planning the aerial survey may not be completely familiar with the survey area or the
current tactical or operational situation that exists there. The control party has ready access, however, to
the latest information available to the headquarters conducting the survey and provides guidance to the
survey party at the briefing. In addition to information about the contaminated area, the control party
provides the detailed aerial survey party with the identification of the course legs or routes to be flown,
the tentative survey height and the approximate time periods during which groups of the course legs or
routes are to be flown. The control party also may furnish the survey party with the Operation Exposure
Guide, turn-back dose, and turn-back dose rate.
Survey Party Determinations. The aerial survey party determines as applicable:
The actual height above ground at which each course leg or route is to be flown.
The ground speed for each course leg or route.
The direction of flight for each course leg or route.