ADVANCED AUTONOMOUS RADATION MAPPING
The ImiTec Autonomous Airborne Radiation Monitoring system (AARM) provides low-altitude mapping of radioactive contamination. AARM delivers meter resolution maps of radiation including over high dose areas and inaccessible locations whilst minimising the risk of operator exposure.
AARM differs from current radiation detection systems in that, in near real time, it locates, measures and maps radioactivity and the radioisotopes present, thus significantly improving the efficiency of radiation detection and decision making.
Our ground breaking AARM sensor technology, can be mounted on almost all moderate and heavy lift multirotor UAVs.
Data is stored on-board as well as wirelessly transmitted to enable visualisation of data in near real-time
We've designed our AARM hardware and software to be easy and quick to use. With input from experts in the field and years of our own field testing, our software has been refined to be intuitive and easy to use whilst our instrument units are literally as easy as a single push of a button to operate!
AUTOMATED POWER MANAGEMENT
Our AARM units have their own internal power supply as well as being able to take power from the drone carrying it. This flexibility means you can use an AARM in a car or as a handheld device, instead of on a UAV. The AARM processor monitors the internal battery voltage and if power runs low, it puts itself into a dormant state and saves all your data.
THE AARM version 4 instrument
Our award winning and patent protected AARM technology (GB2511754), differs from other radiation detection systems for UAVs in that, in near real time, it measures and maps radioactivity and the radioisotopes present, thus significantly speeding and improving the efficiency of radiation detection and decision making.
An AARM unit typically consists of one or more on-board solid-state gamma spectrometers for measuring radiation, coupled with other instrumentation to accurately determine position - typically LiDAR for millimetre height-above-ground measurements and and GNSS (satellite positioning) to give a geospatial location. All these sensors, plus several internal temperature and power sensors are integrated and controlled by our Remote Isotopic Analysis System (RIAS) hardware - its the smart bit that makes the AARM so capable.
The AARM also contains hardware to enable WiFi connection to local paired iOS devices as well as optionally transmitting data to users via the mobile phone (GSM) network. Data is transmitted securely from AARM either to be stored locally on an iOS device or through a secured network to an ImiTec dedicated server. In either case, data can be view in near real-time via a secure website. Data is also securely stored in a memory module onboard the AARM for subsequent downloading.
AARM can be tailored to succeed at a range of tasks involving radioactive materials including routine monitoring within nuclear sites throughout the life cycle, routine monitoring of the environment as well as defence and homeland security tasks. In particular AARM can be used to respond rapidly to nuclear accidents or incidents providing decision makers with quick and accurate information on the radiological hazard enabling them to make timely and better informed decisions.
EASY TO USE SOFTWARE
We’ve developed an iOS app so that data from each AARM unit can be visualised in near real-time to enable users to make decisions based on live information and situational awareness.
ADVANCED CYBER SECURITY
Radiation mapping data is sensitive data, either because it directly relates to the safety of people or because it has commercial value. This means it is essential to keep it safe and secure.
To ensure data safety, the AARM unit both stores and transmits its data in an encrypted format to ensure that your data is safe at all times. You also have the option for secure cloud-based storage using AWS servers which have outstanding cyber security credentials.
Real-time situational awareness data during an emergency provides crucial information to first responders, allowing them to make quick and informed decisions based on the most up-to-date information available. This data can provide insight into the situation, such as the location of potential radiological risks in the area. This information can help first responders to determine the best course of action and ensure the safety of those in need.