Christopher Muir, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UR. Laura Slane, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UR.
William Zywiec, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
After a nuclear accident, radiation levels must be determined in order to ensure the safety of those involved in cleaning up radioactive material. The goal of this project is to produce a low-cost drone that can be used to survey the radiation levels present in a given area, and to produce a heat map of the measured radiation. All of this data must then be transmitted at a distance where the operators will be safe from radiation exposure.