A wireless, compact (8 × 8 × 11 cm3) and lightweight (<1 kg) gamma-ray spectrometer featuring a 2″ CsI scintillator readout by silicon photomultipliers and microcontroller data acquisition is operated on board of a prosumer drone with 25 min of flight time. It provides 50 kcps count rate, 8% energy resolution (662 keV) and a full scale range up to 1.7 MeV. Thanks to the affordability of the solution, a swarm of drones could be deployed for versatile environmental monitoring of radioactivity and identification of radionuclides.

A Lightweight SiPM-Based Gamma-Ray Spectrometer for Environmental Monitoring with Drones

Carminati M.;Di Vita D.;Buonanno L.;Montagnani G. L.;Fiorini C.
2021

Abstract

A wireless, compact (8 × 8 × 11 cm3) and lightweight (<1 kg) gamma-ray spectrometer featuring a 2″ CsI scintillator readout by silicon photomultipliers and microcontroller data acquisition is operated on board of a prosumer drone with 25 min of flight time. It provides 50 kcps count rate, 8% energy resolution (662 keV) and a full scale range up to 1.7 MeV. Thanks to the affordability of the solution, a swarm of drones could be deployed for versatile environmental monitoring of radioactivity and identification of radionuclides.
Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
978-303066728-3
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