The first journal article has been published based on the TORONE deployment at the Jožef Stefan Institute TRIGA Mk II nuclear reactor. The article published in MDPI robotics, highlights the use of the TORONE platform for gamma imaging to aid in identifying radiation sources in an environment, but also identify isotopes using gamma spectroscopy.
The specialised gimballed gamma detector is ROS (Robot Operating System) compatible, enabling the system to be used on a variety of robot platforms, and was used successfully in this study to characterise radiation output from a beam port of the nuclear reactor whilst under operation. This represents a scenario where human survey may be undesirable due to radiation exposure, but a robot can be utilised instead to remove humans from these hazardous scenarios.
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