GPS-based handheld device for measuring environmental gamma radiation and mapping contaminated areas

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Abstract

A portable GPS-based device was developed for mapping large areas with enhanced radioactivity. It is intended for use in difficultly accessible areas, typically for foot campaigns. Standard low cost components were used, such as a wireless GPS receiver, and a wireless RS-232 device connecting a handheld NaI detector to a pocket PC (PPC). The PPC is programmed to perform simple data logging, producing a file with position and dose rate in situ, which must be post processed in the office to map the contamination.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas: Radiation Dose and Health Effects, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas
Place of PublicationOsaka, Japan
Pages420-421
Volume1276
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2005
Event6th International Conference on High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 6 Sep 200410 Sep 2004

Publication series

NameInternational Congress Series

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on High Levels of Natural Radiation and Radon Areas
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period2004-09-062004-09-10

Keywords

  • GPS, environmental gamma mapping

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