Intelligent detector for radioactive particles spread over large geographical areas RADIOACTIVE-IBEE
FOUNDING SOURCE: Experimental Demonstrative Projects - PN-III-CERC-CO-PED-2-2019
PROJECT CODE: PN-III-P2-2.1-PED-2019-4225
CONTRACT NUMBER: 471PED/2020
PROJECT DURATION: October 2020 – October 2022
PROJECT BUDGET: RON 600,000+120,000 Co-financing ICDA Bucuresti
CO - NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS, NIRDTP IASI
P1 –GHEORGHE ASACHI TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF IASI – TUIASI
P2– INSTITUTE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR BEEKEEPING SA – ICDA -BUCURESTI
The intelligent detector for radioactive particles spread over large geographical areas refers to a method and a system for real-time detection of the presence of radioactive particles in the environment, interconnecting the universe of bees with self-organizing capabilities as a carrier and transporter of radioactive particles with the universe of computers which processes information on their presence and nature and sends alert messages in case of radioactive contamination. It contains a network of ionizing radiation sensors provided with amplification modules, a bee meter module used to obtain information about their flight and avoidance of false messages in case of increased mortality, a local computer based on several central units of parallel data processing ensuring the high speed of processing the information provided by the sensors, a weather micro-station module used to estimate the direction of movement of radioactive particles, a GPS module used to obtain information on the geographical location of the detector, a GSM module used to transmit alert messages in case of radioactive danger, a photovoltaic power supply module used to ensure energy autonomy.
The project aims to develop a method and an autonomous system for detecting radioactive particles spread over large geographical areas, identifying the nature of their origin and providing real-time alert information to national and international organizations empowered to take measures to prevent negative effects. The project proposal aims to develop an entity included between TRL (technology readiness levels) 2 and 3.
The problem solved by our project eliminates the disadvantages most radiation detectors have, by offering a real-time solution for detecting radioactive particles at long distances from the receiver by developing a method based on interconnecting the universe of bees with self-organizing capabilities as a carrier and transporter of radioactive particles with the universe of computers, which processes information on the presence and nature of radioactive particles and sends alert messages in case of radioactive contamination of the environment.