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Berkeley Lab honors ANP’s RadMAP Singapore Campaign Team with SPOT Awards

The ANP RadMAP Singapore campaign team was recently honored with SPOT Awards by Berkeley Lab for their “outstanding support of the successful bilateral measurement campaign in Singapore to demonstrate new Nuclear Street View radiation detection capabilities while overcoming significant external setbacks.” The purpose of the SPOT Recognition Award program is to acknowledge and reward outstanding individual and/or […]

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RadMAP Contributions to Singapore Campaign featured by DHS and LBNL

Scientists with the Nuclear Science Division’s Applied Nuclear Physics Program recently supported a joint trial between the US Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs to  assess the LBNL developed Radiological Multisensor Analysis Platform (RadMAP). The RadMAP system combines large area gamma-ray detection and imaging systems with contextual sensors including video […]

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Low-flying Helicopter near Lab This Week

The Applied Nuclear Physics Program in the Nuclear Science Division is involved in a research program to develop and advance important technologies and capabilities for aerial measurement of gamma-radiation. The United States has maintained an aerial radiological detection capability since the early 1950’s. The nation’s premier capability is called the Aerial Measuring System (AMS) and […]

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Improved reconstruction of Cs contamination distribution in Fukushima measured with High-Efficiency Multimode Imager HEMI on board JAEA’s RMAX unmanned helicopter

In May 2014, a team from LBNL traveled to Fukushima, Japan to perform demonstration measurements for mapping Cesium contamination. In collaboration with the JAEA and University of Tokyo, our High Efficiency Multi-mode Imager (HEMI) was attached to an unmanned RMAX helicopter. HEMI is a Compton gamma-ray camera and thus measures the direction of the gamma-rays, […]

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Flights of compact unmanned aerial vehicle continue – soon with radiation sensors

In the Applied Nuclear Physics group we are developing a sensor package to be flown on a small quadcopter. This package will combine a gamma-ray detector with a visual camera and GPS. Having all of these sensors allows us to create accurate activity maps by performing data fusion. This will allows us to create high […]

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Successful demonstration of real-time Scene Data Fusion or 3D Volumetric Imaging with hand-portable High-Efficiency Multimode Imager HEMI

Recently we have demonstrated real-time Scene Data Fusion of visual information and gamma-ray sources with a high degree of accuracy, in 3-D[cite ross’s paper]. For that work, we utilized a cart based Compton camera system. We have recently adapted this method with our High Efficiency Multi-mode Imager (HEMI) which is a hand-held Compton gamma-ray camera. […]

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DoseNet preparing to go online

RadWatch is now ready to expand by taking our efforts to reach out to the public into the classroom. The DoseNet project aims to put networked dosimeter devices in schools around the Bay Area and eventually beyond. This will give both the public and the students access to real world data showing how levels of […]

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Gamma-Ray Tracking as a Basis for a New Concept in 3D Imaging

Nuclear physics enables new ways to see gamma radiation in three dimensions. Image courtesy of Ross Barnowski, LBNL The Science                        Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) have used a technique called gamma-ray tracking, initially developed and refined by physicists wanting to study the structure of the atomic nucleus, to “see” gamma radiation in the […]

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BeARING Meeting

Purpose and Schedule Announcements Updates Featured Speaker

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