Radiation Mapping with Drones
When your target research area is large, difficult to access or potentially dangerous, send in the AARM drone borne solution.
At Bristol University, they did just this! Watch the video to find out what the team got up to in the famous Red Forest, Chernobyl.
The AARM payload, with its universal gimble, small size and weight is simple to attach to the fixed-wing or rotary UAV drone model of your choice. Also, due to its small size, when flown into tight spots, there is minimal risk of damage to the drone, detectors or infrastructure being surveyed. A choice of either the GR1, SIGMA 25/50, TN15 or D3S ID are incorporated into the AARM payload. This ensures you collect radiological data for the specific variables you need to measure e.g. isotope ID, counts per second overtime, dose estimation or location of counts per second with identified radiation hotspots.
Additional environmental data can be collected along repeated flight paths from several supporting sensors. This allows for consistent data collection and the ability to monitor changes in an area overtime. The environmental variables include: position fixing by multi GNSS, height above mean sea level, laser ranging to determine height above the surface, temperature, time, date and more.