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3D gamma-ray imaging and real-time visualization from freely moving platforms (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Kai Vetter; Paul Barton; Ross Barnowski; Joshua Cates; Andrew Haefner; Tenzing Joshi; Ryan Pavlovsky; Brian Quiter

Paper Abstract

Recent developments in radiation detection and imaging in combination with the enormous advances in sensing technologies and associated data processing capabilities enable unprecedented ways to detect, map, and visualize radiation relevant for radiation safety and nuclear security and safeguards, surveillance, emergency response, consequence management, decommissioning, and remediation. We have developed a new concept called 3-D Scene Data Fusion that enables to map scenes in three dimensions and fuse this scene data with nuclear radiation data in near real time while the instrument is freely moving through the scene, independently of the deployment platform and independently of the radiation detection or imaging concept. We have demonstrated this concept in a range of configurations on unmanned and manned aerial and ground-based platforms. It not only provides new means in the detection, mapping, and visualization of radiological and nuclear materials relevant for operators and experts but also in the communication with the public.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2019
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Proc. SPIE 11114, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XXI, 1111402 (17 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530772
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Kai Vetter, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Paul Barton, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Ross Barnowski, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Joshua Cates, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Andrew Haefner, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Tenzing Joshi, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Ryan Pavlovsky, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Brian Quiter, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11114:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XXI
Ralph B. James; Arnold Burger; Stephen A. Payne, Editor(s)

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