Localization and identification of nuclear and radiological material are main issues in case of nuclear accident or terrorist attack. In these cases, the use of a unmanned aerial vehicle would be highly recommended in order to preserve the safety of the human operators. For this purpose, we have integrated a compact, light, low power operating, CZT-based gamma ray detector on a commercially available UAV. The system allows exploration of potentially dangerous areas without a close exposure of the human operator. The operator is able to provide motion commands to the UAV while receiving force feedback from a 3DOF haptic interface. Force feedback provides an attractive basin around the location of the most intense detected radiation. A field experiment has been carried out and a 192Ir nuclear source has been localized and identified exploiting the novel teleoperation system.

Unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with spectroscopic CdZnTe detector for detection and identification of radiological and nuclear material / Aleotti, Jacopo; Micconi, Giorgio; Caselli, Stefano; Benassi, Giacomo; Zambelli, Nicola; Calestani, Davide; Zanichelli, Massimiliano; Bettelli, Manuele; Zappettini, Andrea. - (2015), pp. 1-5. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2015 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2015 tenutosi a usa nel 2015 [10.1109/NSSMIC.2015.7582264].

Unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with spectroscopic CdZnTe detector for detection and identification of radiological and nuclear material

ALEOTTI, Jacopo;MICCONI, GIORGIO;CASELLI, Stefano;BENASSI, Giacomo;ZAMBELLI, Nicola;CALESTANI, Davide;ZANICHELLI, Massimiliano;BETTELLI, MANUELE;ZAPPETTINI, ANDREA
2015

Abstract

Localization and identification of nuclear and radiological material are main issues in case of nuclear accident or terrorist attack. In these cases, the use of a unmanned aerial vehicle would be highly recommended in order to preserve the safety of the human operators. For this purpose, we have integrated a compact, light, low power operating, CZT-based gamma ray detector on a commercially available UAV. The system allows exploration of potentially dangerous areas without a close exposure of the human operator. The operator is able to provide motion commands to the UAV while receiving force feedback from a 3DOF haptic interface. Force feedback provides an attractive basin around the location of the most intense detected radiation. A field experiment has been carried out and a 192Ir nuclear source has been localized and identified exploiting the novel teleoperation system.
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