Tablet-type GPS tracking radiation detection system and viewer software

Yoshinori Matsumoto, Masatoshi Satoh

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Abstract

A radiation detection system has been developed utilizing one board-type radiation sensor, a microprocessor and android tablet software. Information regarding the environmental radiation dose is saved in a CSV log file in the tablet associated with GPS position data. Furthermore, viewer software has been designed for the radiation heat map and time-series graph. The GPS tracking function has been very important for visualizing the radiation data in the heat map since the nuclear power plant accident in Fukushima Japan. This visualization helps users to understand the environmental radiation level, and the log data is used to check hot spots in the contaminated area. In order to develop a long-term measuring system, a low-power custom CMOS detection circuit has been designed using a 0.6-μm three-metal process. The power consumption of the developed circuit is 2mW.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6984975
Pages (from-to)229-232
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of IEEE Sensors
Volume2014-December
Issue numberDecember
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 12
Event13th IEEE SENSORS Conference, SENSORS 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2014 Nov 22014 Nov 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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