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Remote Measurements of Radioactivity Distribution With BROKK Robotic System

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Oleg Ivanov, Alexey Danilovich, Vyacheslav Stepanov, Sergey Smirnov, Victor Potapov

RRC Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, Russia

Paper No. ICEM2009-16147, pp. 157-159; 3 pages
doi:10.1115/ICEM2009-16147
From:
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • ASME 2009 12th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Volume 2
  • Liverpool, UK, October 11–15, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4408-3 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3865-X
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

Robotic system for the remote measurement of radioactivity in the reactor areas was developed. The BROKK robotic system replaces hand-held radiation measuring tools. The system consists of a collimated gamma detector, a standard gamma detector, color CCD video camera and searchlights, all mounted on a robotic platform (BROKK). The signals from the detectors are coupled with the video signals and are transferred to an operator’s console via a radio channel or a cable. Operator works at a safe position. The video image of the object with imposed exposure dose rate from the detectors generates an image on the monitor screen, and the images are recorded for subsequent analysis. Preliminary work has started for the decommissioning of a research reactor at the RRC «Kurchatov Institute». Results of the remote radioactivity measurements with new system during radiation inspection waste storage of this reactor are presented and discussed.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

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