PCAMS RADPIPER

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 .

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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. 


 

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