The UAV-mounted Radiological and Nuclear (RN) detection system designed and developed by the University of Rome Tor Vergata in the context of Project DEUSS ( https://youtu.be/BXaAUmS5Lqg) in collaboration with the Joint NBC Defence School of Rieti was successfully tested during a multidisciplinary field exercise organized in CEA (French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission), Saclay (France) from 20th to 22th of October 2021. The event corresponded to the third Joint Action foreseen in Project INCLUDING and it was devoted to the identification, recovery and decontamination from 137Cs and 99mTc orphan sources. In such scenario, the UAV, equipped with the scintillation-based RN detection system, was able to correctly identify the presence of both radioactive sources in a matter of minutes. A special thank goes to #Airdrone service company, which provided the UAV and the pilots, and to the stakeholders of Project #INCLUDING, which organized the event in collaboration with CEA.
Project #DEUSS aims at “integrating miniaturized features for C and RN detection on a remotely controlled flying platform (#UAV) of mini category (take-off less than 25 kg) to reduce military personnel exposure, casualties and waste of time during CRN emergencies.”. For such project the Joint NBC Defence School obtained a grant within the framework of the NATO Defence Against Terrorism Programme of Work (DAT PoW).
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