IDEAS develops integrated circuits and subsystems for radiation detection and quantification for environmental applications. This includes general background information: Ionizing radiation affects health of humans, animals and plants. Some radiation is natural, for example, cosmic rays or radiation from naturally occurring isotopes. Other radiation originates from technological sources. Ionizing radiation can be present, for example, in nuclear power plants, waste treatment and storage, and after radiological incidents. Humans without a dedicated instrument cannot sense the ionizing radiation, and therefore they can be exposed to the radiation unknowingly. To preserve health and environment one needs instruments that deliver information about the radiation and possible threads.

  • Dynamic Visualization of γ Radiation from the Distance
  • Better Awareness of n/γ Radiation in the Environment
  • Autonomous Networked Nodes of Radiation Sensors