Unconventional scenarios with hazardous radioactive levels are expected as consequences of accidents in the industrial sector of the nuclear energy production or following intentional releases of radioactive materials for terrorist purposes (dirty bombs, indoor contaminations, etc.). Nowadays, the need to balance the high standards of safety and security through an effective detection network is a matter of paramount importance. In this work, the authors’ challenge has been to design, realize and test a low-cost gamma detection and spectroscopy system which may be used in unmanned vehicles in general and/or drones with low payload capabilities. The designed platform may be used to carry out mapping or localization operations in order to reduce the risk factor for first responders or for the population affected by radiological and nuclear events. In this paper, the design process of a gamma ray detection and spectroscopy system based on affordable and commercially available technologies is presented along with the results of our ongoing characterization of the prototype.

Chierici, A., Malizia, A., di Giovanni, D., Fumian, F., Martellucci, L., Gaudio, P., et al. (2021). A low-cost radiation detection system to monitor radioactive environments by unmanned vehicles. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS, 136(3) [10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01276-4].

A low-cost radiation detection system to monitor radioactive environments by unmanned vehicles

Malizia A.;di Giovanni D.;Gaudio P.;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Unconventional scenarios with hazardous radioactive levels are expected as consequences of accidents in the industrial sector of the nuclear energy production or following intentional releases of radioactive materials for terrorist purposes (dirty bombs, indoor contaminations, etc.). Nowadays, the need to balance the high standards of safety and security through an effective detection network is a matter of paramount importance. In this work, the authors’ challenge has been to design, realize and test a low-cost gamma detection and spectroscopy system which may be used in unmanned vehicles in general and/or drones with low payload capabilities. The designed platform may be used to carry out mapping or localization operations in order to reduce the risk factor for first responders or for the population affected by radiological and nuclear events. In this paper, the design process of a gamma ray detection and spectroscopy system based on affordable and commercially available technologies is presented along with the results of our ongoing characterization of the prototype.
2021
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
Articolo
Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-IND/20 - MISURE E STRUMENTAZIONE NUCLEARI
English
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01276-4
Chierici, A., Malizia, A., di Giovanni, D., Fumian, F., Martellucci, L., Gaudio, P., et al. (2021). A low-cost radiation detection system to monitor radioactive environments by unmanned vehicles. THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL PLUS, 136(3) [10.1140/epjp/s13360-021-01276-4].
Chierici, A; Malizia, A; di Giovanni, D; Fumian, F; Martellucci, L; Gaudio, P; D'Errico, F
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