RTLS Enhancing Nuclear Safety

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.

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