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Real Time Wide Area Radiation Surveillance System

Objective

"We propose a novel mobile system for real time, wide area radiation surveillance. The system is based on the integration of new miniaturized solid-state radiation sensors: a CdZnTe detector for gamma radiation and a high efficiency neutron detector based on novel silicon technologies. The sensing unit will include a wireless communication interface to send the data remotely to a monitoring base station which also uses a GPS system to calculate the position of the tag.

The system will also incorporate middleware and high level software to provide web-service interfaces for the exchange of information, and that will offer top level functionalities as management of users, mobile tags and environment data and alarms, database storage and management and a web-based graphical user interface. Effort will be spent to ensure that the software is modular and re-usable across as many architectural levels as possible. Finally, an expert system will continuously analyze the information from the radiation sensor and correlate it with historical data from the tag location in order to generate an alarm when an abnormal situation is detected.

The system will be useful for many different scenarios such as nuclear terrorism, lost radioactive sources, radioactive contamination or nuclear accidents. It will be possible to deploy in emergency units and in general in any type of mobile or static equipment, but also inside public/private buildings or infrastructures. The sensing units will be highly portable thanks to their low size and low energy consumption. The complete system will be scalable in terms of complexity and cost and will offer very high precision on both the measurement and the location of the radiation.

The modularity and flexibility of the system will allow for a realistic introduction to the market. Authorities may start with a basic, low cost system and increase the complexity of it based on the latest needs and also on the budget."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Coordinator

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Sereno Alvarez (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 661 013

Participants (8)

INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO E NUCLEAR

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Portugal
Address
Estrada Nacional 10
2686-953 Sacavem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fátima Pereira Gonçalves (Dr.)
AMPER S & C IOT SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 789 420
Address
Avda Barcelona 105 Edificio Ig-nova Despacho 8
08700 Igualada

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Narcis Avellana (Dr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 243 200
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fátima Pereira Gonçalves (Dr.)
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 800
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrich Parzefall (Dr.)
Vitrociset spa
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 680
Address
Via Tiburtina 1020
00156 Roma

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matta Walter (Dr.)
X-RAY IMAGING EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 600
Address
Stefan Meier Strasse 21
79104 Freiburg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Fiederle (Dr.)
EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 167 082
Address
Rua Calvet Magalhaes 245
2770 153 Paco De Arcos

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dirk Tilsner (Mr.)
REGIONE CAMPANIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Via S. Lucia 81
80132 Napoli

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriella De Micco (Dr.)