Conference Proceedings Paper
RADIATION IMAGING FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT AND DECOMMISSIONING
3rd Canadian Nuclear Waste Management Decommissioning and Environmental Restoration - 2016 Sept. 11-14
K. Stoev (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
P. Rochefort (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
M. Banks (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
N. Simpson (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories)
The need for equipment capable of remote localization and quantification of radiation sources (point sources, hot spots, radiation hazards, contamination, etc) has already been identified. For waste management and decommissioning purposes, radiation hazards must be identified before removal. Development of a remotely-operated radiation imaging device, which can be incorporated into robotic systems, will enable operators to locate irradiating sources in “near real- time”. Possible uses of such a system include: (i) directional localization of radioactive sources and contamination; (ii) 3-D evaluation of dose rates, source activity, and isotope identification; (iii) continuous monitoring of radiation fields; and (iv) detection of nuclear and radiological threats. This presentation will review current state-of-the-art radiation imaging technology. Recent work at CNL on developing radiation imaging devices will be discussed, especially the development of radiation imaging devices to be incorporated in remotely operated robotic systems. The evaluated operational parameters of the developed prototypes will be communicated.
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