Real-time location, measurement and mapping of radioactivity from the air with Kromek's drone-based payload

When mounted to any multirotor drone model, Kromek’s AARM payload system can be used to complete rapid, detailed radiological surveys over wide areas. Its advanced sensor system of integrated radiation and positional sensors allows isotopic fingerprinting, counts per second and full spectral data to be collected and subsequently delivered to the user every second.

Data is also visualised in real-time in the form of a metre resolution radiation heat map on the AARM’s iOS-based app. Hotspots and anomalies can be quickly identified from a safe distance, optimal for applications including, but not limited, to environmental surveys and monitoring, as well as enhancing situational awareness and rapid response in nuclear security applications.

Flexible detector and communications options are also available, adding to the versatility of the system. Cloud-based comms allow spectral data and counts per second to be viewed from anywhere in the world. Non-cloud-based options are also available, with onboard storage of data possible as well. The payload houses Kromek’s proven radiation detection capabilities, with single or dual detector configurations of the GR1, SIGMA 50, TN15 or D3S. The system’s large operating temperature range further expands the system’s mission versatility, making missions possible anywhere in the world.

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Unique LiDAR technology

Collecting accurate data when surveying uneven urban or rural environments is no longer a problem. Kromek’s unique, patented LiDAR automatically corrects radiation data to the levels 1m from the ground for different drone flight heights. An accurate, uniform radiation map of the area being scanned is produced as a result.

Combining the distance information provided by the LiDAR system and the counts per second data collected, accurate dose calculations can also be made.


Wide spectrometry range

The enhanced spectral resolution supplied by the AARM allows for the clear distinction between NORM and man-made sources, facilitating the early, reliable and rapid detection of radiological threats.


Expanding potential with detectors in combat

Find the perfect balance between sensitivity and resolution for your application by selecting the detector configuration most suited to your needs.

Radiation technology specialists Kromek and ImiTec have joined forces to offer the Autonomous Airborne Radiation Monitoring system (AARM) which provides low altitude mapping of radioactive contamination. AARM delivers metre resolution maps of radiation including over high dose areas and inaccessible locations whilst minimising the risk of operator exposure.

The AARM payload contains a selection of lightweight Kromek detectors and positioning devices utilising custom-built software to combine radiation intensity and geolocation data to produce high-resolution mapping of radiation levels and identification of isotopes present.


AARM used for mapping in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone


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