Main projects

The main R&D projects carried out in the last years aimed at developing:

  • Environmental monitoring systems for radiation measurements (with GM detectors, proportional counters, neutron detectors and ionisation chambers) installed in nuclear medicine departments and PET-cyclotron environments. This research lead to the development of the PITAGORA 5700 monitoring system (from the SATURN ratemeters to the connected detectors) and the 5700 sMON dedicated management software (data sheet here and here)
  • Automatic and semi-automatic systems based on gamma spectrometry used for inspection and classification of waste during decommissioning activities. This research lead to the development of two or our most featured systems, the AURAS 3000 (data sheet) and the ADAMOS series (data sheet and technical guide).
  • An ultra-sensitive electrometer to be coupled to ionisation chambers for dose rate measurements in pulsed photon fields, in collaboration with the Elettra Synchrotron of Trieste (Italy). This project lead to the development of the electrometer now embedded in the NAUSICAA 5301 IC series (data sheet).
  • A rem counter for pulsed neutron fields, in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano (Italy). This project lead to the development of the LUPIN neutron detector (data sheet).

The current projects aim at developing:

  • Active and compact neutron dose rate meters and spectrometers for use in mixed and pulsed radiation fields, in collaboration with the Department of Energy of the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and with the Radiation Protection Section of the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI, Switzerland)
  • Portable gamma survey meters for use in strong electromagnetic fields, in collaboration with the Radiation Protection Group of the International Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN, Switzerland)
  • Portable devices for Radon concentration measurements in soil, air and water and for calculation of the effective dose released to the lung by the radon daughters, in collaboration with the European leader in the production and commercialisation of Radon instrumentation detectors, mi.am detectors (Italy)