From January to August 2018, I have been worked as a research assistant at Field Robotics Center, which belongs to Carnegie Mellon University's Institute.
I worked on the project PCAMS (Pipe-Crawling Activity Measurement System) RadPiper, which is a pipe-crawling robot specialized for autonomous measurement of U-235 deposit within uranium enrichment piping used in nuclear facilities.
More about PCAMS RadPiper, please visit: PCAMS RadPiper .
WHAT SPECIFICALLY DID I WORK ON?
Built a mathematical model in predicting deviation in radiation measured due to angular off-centering of the radiation detector during the robot’s motion
Designed and conducted experiments and tests to:
1. Determine appropriate spacer for placing RPLIDAR in the robot
2. Examine Self-Attenuation effect on the measurement of radiation caused by extreme distribution patterns of radiative deposits in the pipe
3. Evaluate the detector’s ability in recognizing U-235 deposits and locating them accurately
4. Simulate the radioactive environment in testing pipes using Cobalt-57
Post-process and visualize data from simulation tests and field tests.