DRAGoN: Drone for RAdiation detection of Gammas and Neutrons

Moretto, S. and Pino, F. and Delgado, J. and Fabris, D. (2023) DRAGoN: Drone for RAdiation detection of Gammas and Neutrons. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1826-9885

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The Dragon project’s goal is to design, develop and characterize a mobile system composed of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, with a Radiation Detection System capable of identifying radioactive contamination spread over an area of a few to tens of square meters. The capability to quickly survey large areas in case of radiation leakages and nuclear disaster is crucial. It saves time, money and protects personnel using remote detection. It represents an innovative solution for the detection and identification of radioactive materials in a specific area. The proposed technology incorporates thermal and fast neutron detectors along with gamma ray detectors. These measurements are complementary: their combined power is expected to improve the system performances. The system compactness and mobility also permits autonomous measurements and navigation and provides a detailed picture of the radiation levels or contamination surrounding the environment. An overview of the DRAGoN status will be presented, starting from the detection system, the electronic and the first tests.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 03:37
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 03:37
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/22578

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