Robotic equipment carrying RN detectors: requirements and capabilities for testing

Folder: Radiological and Nuclear Threats to Critical Infrastructure
Publication date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

There is significant potential in the use of unmanned remote-controlled vehicles in sampling and measurements in radiological incidents.
To this purpose, this document summarizes the need for and the possible use of robots carrying RN measurement equipment, by defining the minimum required capabilities of radiological detection systems that use robots in a set of scenarios in real environments.
The document also specifies test methods and facilities to verify that robotic equipment, components and complete systems comply with the minimum required capabilities, pointing out standardization needs for Member States and regulatory limitations on the use of radioactive material for testing, including radiological crime scenes. Furthermore, the future possibilities for using robots are assessed as well as improvements and additional needs, potentially expanded to all CBRNE materials.

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