This afternoon, I’ll be presenting at the Rocket City Geospatial Conference on the subject, “RTLS Enhancing Nuclear Safety.” Radiation exposure of workers in the nuclear industry poses a significant health hazard to the workers, and imposes substantial costs to the utilities that employ them. Q-Track has developed two Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) products that enhance radiation safety: the Dosimulation™ Radiation Worker Training System and ALARMS (A Location Aware Radiation Monitoring System). The Dosimulation™ System uses Q-Track’s 55cm rms accurate Near-Field Electromagnetic Ranging (NFER®) RTLS to create a virtual radiation environment. Trainers can place simulated radiation sources throughout a training environment. The system calculates realistic simulated radiation doses and conveys them to a simulated radiation dosimeter. Q-Track’s nuclear utility customers have estimated an ROI of less than nine months thanks to reduced worker radiation dose and enhanced productivity. Here’s a demonstration video we prepared in conjunction with one of our customers:
In addition, Q-Track worked with the assistance of Mirion Technologies, a leading supplier of radiation dosimeters, to create “A Location-Aware Radiation Monitoring System” (ALARMS). ALARMS generates real-time radiation maps of operational nuclear environments by merging Mirion’s teledosimetry data with Q-Track’s RTLS. My Rocket City Geospatial presentation will review and explain how Q-Track’s RTLS products for the nuclear industry enhance nuclear safety by enhancing location awareness. Here’s a recent demonstration of ALARMS in one of our nuclear customer’s training center.