As a high tech company, research and development is at the very heart of what we do. Over the past 20 years, we have invested heavily in radiometric research and product development – investments in projects that almost always include collaborations with research institutes, universities and colleague companies. In all these R&D collaborations, sharing knowledge has been the most important key to success! We love the “European” approach of not being afraid of sharing technological insights with our business partners or even with our competitors – at the end we all benefit!

As a next step in this collaborative effort, we have decided to start “The Medusa Institute” – most prominently visible as a website opening up our R&D ecosystem to the world, but also a placeholder for the R&D research programs we participate in. The site will be updated regularly with new “best practices”, “how-to’s”, whitepapers and product information. The site also has a shielded part that is accessible to our clients, containing detailed product information, manuals etc.

So go out and check out our new wiki site today!  The WIKI button in the menu above takes you there too.

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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Sensor on Quad in Dutch Flevopolder

How do you increase the accuracy of taking samples in the field? Dutch Wageningen University & Research uses Medusa’s gamma-ray spectrometer to more accurately define its sample locations and thus reducing the risk of false sampling.

Sediment mapping with a gamma ray spectrometer

In recent years, laws and regulations in the field of ecology became more strict due to public pressure. Therefore, the discharge of fines during dredging and land reclamation works and its impact on seafloor habitats is an important aspect in environmental impact assessments.

Farmers recognizing patterns in the field

To increase the (financial) yield of Spanish farmers on low-yielding rainfed soils, a EU LIFE+ project ‘Crops for better soil’ was initiated. The aim was to improve the soil itself by applying several agronomic measures and by better understanding the soil. To this purpose Medusa developed an efficient and effective soil sensing system on a […]

Gamma ray spectrometer-light-weight plane in Madagascar

The use of airborne gamma-ray measurements has a long-standing tradition in geophysical research. The airborne measurement of gamma radiation emitted by naturally occurring elements like potassium (40K), thorium (232Th) and uranium (238U) is a common method in exploration.

Gamma-Ray-Spectrometer-on-TEM-Frame

Airborne gamma-ray surveys (GRS) have been routinely applied for decades to map the earth’s surface. Recent advancements in computing power and detection technology have significantly improved and it is now possible for gamma-ray systems to be manufactured more compactly, rugged and light-weight. These next generation gamma ray spectrometers open boundless opportunities to use these systems […]