Title: Virtual Reality based Simulator for Dose Rate Calculations in Nuclear Safeguards and Security
Citation: Proceedings of ESARDA 33rd annual meeting - Symposium on safeguards and nuclear material management; ISBN: 978-92-79-18525-0 p. 1-7
Publisher: ESARDA
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC65276
URI: http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/esarda-33rd-annual-meeting-pbLBNA24882/
DOI: 10.2788/33444
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The current on-site training methods in the field of nuclear safeguards and security are nowadays becoming more and more of a problem due to the nature of the radioactive materials used.Virtual Reality (VR) based training through computer simulator applications can complement the current on site methods. VR methods provide key advantages in terms of safety and cost reduction. But in order to provide an effective training, the virtual system has to be able to meet the demands of realism, time and precision required for the experience to be successful. Unfortunately precision and realism on one side and time constraints are opposing features. Therefore a trade-off has to be reached between them which depends on the particular need of the application. This paper describes the development of a virtual reality based prototype application for training purposes which includes a gamma radiation dose rate calculation method specifically created for virtual reality applications. The algorithm prioritises speed over precision, with the aim of meeting the real time restriction that a virtual reality application requires, in order to provide a realistic feedback to the user. But still giving enough precision to guarantee the training task can be achieved.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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