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Autonomous Radiation Detection

Team Members

Loren McDonald
Jacob Forman
Amro Bayoumy
Mark Westman


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.

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