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dc.contributor.authorVargas Drechsler, Arturo
dc.contributor.authorCosta Vargas, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorMacias López, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorRoyo Chic, Pablo
dc.contributor.authorPastor Llorens, Enric
dc.contributor.authorLuchkov, Maksym
dc.contributor.authorNeumaier, Stefan
dc.contributor.authorStöhlker, Ulrich
dc.contributor.authorLuff, Roger
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Institut de Tècniques Energètiques
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Doctorat en Enginyeria Nuclear i de les Radiacions Ionitzants
dc.identifier.citationVargas, A. [et al.]. Comparison of airborne radiation detectors carried by rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems. "Radiation measurements", 2020, vol. 145, núm. July 2021, p. 1-12.
dc.description.abstractThe Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the German Federal Office of Radiation Protection (BfS) have analysed the response of a 2”x2” (diameter x height) NaI and a 1.5”x1.5” CeBr3 scintillators, and a 1500 mm3 CZT semiconductor airborne spectrometric detectors mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in a comparison campaign carried out in the aerial site of Mollerussa (Spain). The background count rates and H*(10) rates measured by the airborne detectors at the aerial site and with a 137Cs point source of 345 MBq have been compared at altitudes of 1.5 m, 10 m, 20 m, 40 m, 60 m and 100 m a.g.l. (above ground level). Furthermore, natural activity concentrations in soil have been calculated with different methodologies using the spectra acquired in the background flights. The airborne detectors together with the implemented calculation methodologies show in general a good agreement. The CZT detector has a significant lower efficiency than both scintillators due to the smaller size and, therefore shows poorer results. Finally, parallel flights over the 137Cs point source at 10 m, 20 m and 40 m were carried to evaluate the methods implemented by the three teams to localize point sources. The three systems were able to locate properly the source.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe project 16ENV04 “Metrology for mobile detection of ionising radiation following a nuclear or radiological incident” has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the participating states and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
dc.format.extent12 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Aeronàutica i espai::Astronàutica
dc.subject.lcshDrone aircraft
dc.subject.otherAirborne radiological detectors
dc.subject.otherDose rate
dc.subject.otherunmanned aerial systems
dc.subject.otherEnvironmental radioactivity mapping
dc.subject.otherSource localization
dc.titleComparison of airborne radiation detectors carried by rotary-wing unmanned aerial systems
dc.subject.lemacAvions no tripulats
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. DRM - Dosimetria i Radiofísica Mèdica
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. ICARUS - Intelligent Communications and Avionics for Robust Unmanned Aerial Systems
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorVargas, A.; Costa, D.; Macias, M.; Royo, P.; Pastor, E.; Luchkov, M.; Neumaier, S.; Stöhlker, U.; Luff, R.
local.citation.publicationNameRadiation measurements
local.citation.numberJuly 2021

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