The present paper deals with a realistic test performed in the frame of the Space Fly Multiagent (SFM) project funded by the European Space Agency. The project aims at developing services in support of CBRN scenarios. The proposed service is based on the acquisition of real time data useful to support the management of emergency events. The architecture of the system includes the development of a mathematical model able to evaluate the dispersion of contaminating agents and, in general, to make prevision regarding the potential threat generated by contaminating sources. Within the objectives of the service under development, data acquired during field surveys together with the mathematical model outputs should be made available to on site operators team and shared, in real time, with a remote coordination center. To this aim a mock-up test was performed in a contaminated site as part of the validation task of the system architecture. A radiological test source was positioned on the site and, thanks to the aerial radiation measurements made possible by the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle, the position of the source, which was assumed unknown by the operators, has been estimated. Consequently, an estimate of the dose rate spatial distribution was obtained both in case of sealed and unsealed radiological source. The paper is organized in coherence with the operative steps that led to the implementation of the mock-up test. The objectives of the mock-up test are illustrated in relation to the selected system architecture. Preliminary and preparatory operations for the test are described in detail. The operational aspects that influence the success of the intervention are taken into consideration, both from the point of view of the first responders and that of the UAV pilot.

Countering radiological and nuclear threats. Proceedings of the 4th International CBRNe Workshop, "IW CBRNe 2018"

F. Giacobbo;
2020

Abstract

The present paper deals with a realistic test performed in the frame of the Space Fly Multiagent (SFM) project funded by the European Space Agency. The project aims at developing services in support of CBRN scenarios. The proposed service is based on the acquisition of real time data useful to support the management of emergency events. The architecture of the system includes the development of a mathematical model able to evaluate the dispersion of contaminating agents and, in general, to make prevision regarding the potential threat generated by contaminating sources. Within the objectives of the service under development, data acquired during field surveys together with the mathematical model outputs should be made available to on site operators team and shared, in real time, with a remote coordination center. To this aim a mock-up test was performed in a contaminated site as part of the validation task of the system architecture. A radiological test source was positioned on the site and, thanks to the aerial radiation measurements made possible by the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle, the position of the source, which was assumed unknown by the operators, has been estimated. Consequently, an estimate of the dose rate spatial distribution was obtained both in case of sealed and unsealed radiological source. The paper is organized in coherence with the operative steps that led to the implementation of the mock-up test. The objectives of the mock-up test are illustrated in relation to the selected system architecture. Preliminary and preparatory operations for the test are described in detail. The operational aspects that influence the success of the intervention are taken into consideration, both from the point of view of the first responders and that of the UAV pilot.
COUNTERING RADIOLOGICAL AND NUCLEAR THREATS - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL CBRNE WORKSHOP, “IW CBRNE 2018”
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