Radiation Protection Today - Winter 2022 Issue 4 - Page 19

The results of these demonstrations could be used by suppliers to improve future site characterisation , final status survey deployments , or to provide information for the development of other autonomous survey systems . Systems such as those employed during these EPRI demonstrations could reduce the cost and schedule of site characterisation and final status surveys by :

• Performing surveys autonomously instead of the typical , very labour-intensive practice of using handheld survey meters .
• Performing the requirements for scanning and fixed-point measurements in one step .
• Providing results in terms of radionuclide specific concentrations . This would likely avoid many of the investigations currently required of systems that provide only gross gamma counts .
• Performing the surveys at much higher scanning rates than current practices .

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Additionally , the ability to locate sources precisely in the survey area and display the locations on 3D maps and / or camera images could reduce the amount of remediation required by focusing the removals on only the impacted areas and improve stakeholder confidence in the survey by providing a more understandable visualisation of the survey results .
A video summarising the project and its results can be viewed by scanning the QR .
The project results are summarised in the 2022 EPRI report Design and Demonstration of an Autonomous System for Radiological Characterization of Building Surfaces . Results of a similar project for characterisation of land areas are summarised in a 2020 EPRI report : Design and Demonstration of an Autonomous System for Radiological Characterization .
International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection ( www . icnirp . org )
International Commission on Radiological Protection ( www . icrp . org )
International Radiation Protection Association ( www . irpa . net )
Natural Resources Wales ( https :// naturalresources . wales Shielded ) X-ray cabinet .
Northern Ireland Environment Agency ( www . daera-ni . gov . uk )
Nuclear Institute ( www . nuclearinst . com )
Office for Nuclear Regulation ( www . onr . org . uk )
Royal College of Radiologists ( www . rcr . ac . uk ) Society of Radiographers ( www . sor . org )
Scottish Environment Protection Agency ( www . sepa . org . uk )
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See this page of the digital version of Radiation Protection Today for hyperlinks to the news page on all of these websites .
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