Drone borne gamma-ray measurements can be corrected for height.

The Medusa gamma-ray spectrometers have become the standard for drone-borne mapping soil and geology. For a successful application of these gamma-ray spectrometers, it is important that the sensor gives absolute values concentrations of the radionuclides in the soil.

Our most recent research paper describes how drone-borne gamma-ray can be corrected for the height of measurement. The article can be downloaded here.

The research work is part of a Phd project at Medusa Radiometrics and University Medical Centre Groningen and is subsidized by the European Regional Development Fund (EFRD 2014–2020).

Gamma Ray Sensor MS1000

Recently we finished a first series of flight tests of our “drone-borne” gamma-ray sensor. To answer to the increasing demand for drone-borne sensing systems, we decided almost a year ago, to start the development of a lightweight and rugged version of our gamma-ray detection systems; the “drone detector”. The aim of the project is to create a low-weight, low power and fully self-contained sensor system fit to be used underneath a “standard” unmanned areal vehicle (UAV). A challenge that – as we found – not only involves a fully new detector design, both in hardware as in software, but also a careful look at the drone specifics as we found out the hard way when our first prototype crashed while flying…

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