Title: Possible scenarios for radiation measurements and sampling using unmanned systems: ERNCIP thematic group Radiological and nuclear threats to critical infrastructure - Task 3 deliverable 2
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC95791
ISBN: 978-92-79-48073-7
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 27225
OP LB-NA-27225-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC95791
DOI: 10.2788/60148
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: There is a significant potential in the use of unmanned remote controlled vehicles in sampling and measuring radiological events. No attempts to standardise sampling and measurement methods using these types of vehicles have been made so far. Common standards would simplify the use of remote controlled vehicles in an emergency scenario and would thus be very valuable in Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). The main advantage of using unmanned systems in radiological events is the protection of the involved human personnel. This document focuses on possible scenarios for remote controlled radiation measurements and sampling using unmanned systems. We identified scenarios that can be separated in two categories. First, there are prevention scenarios, where unmanned systems can be used for prevention of incidents involving radioactive material and deterrence. Second, there are response scenarios, where unmanned systems can be used to gather information after incidents with radioactive material have occurred. We further condensed three main tasks (spatial mapping, search of sources and sampling) for unmanned systems in the identified scenarios. Additionally, this report summarises possible standards for unmanned systems. A very widely known standard collection of software frameworks for robot software development is the Robot Operating System (ROS). Additional important standards concerning communication with robots and control of unmanned systems are Battle Management Language (BML), Interoperability Profile (IOP) and Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS).
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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