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Testing and implementation of a transportable and robust radio-element mapping system

dc.contributor.authorBezuidenhout, Jacquesen_ZA
dc.contributor.otherMilitary Scienceen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-03T14:00:03Z
dc.date.available2016-05-03T14:00:03Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-25
dc.identifier.citationBezuidenhout, J. 2015. Testing and implementation of a transportable and robust radio-element mapping system. South African Journal of Science, 111(9-10): 1-7, doi: 10.17159/sajs.2015/20140350
dc.identifier.issn1996-7489 (Online)
dc.identifier.issn0038-2353 (Print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi: 10.17159/sajs.2015/20140350
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/98961
dc.descriptionCITATION: Bezuidenhout, J. 2015. Testing and implementation of a transportable and robust radio-element mapping system. South African Journal of Science, 111(9-10): 1-7, doi: 10.17159/sajs.2015/20140350.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.sajs.co.za
dc.description.abstractGamma ray spectroscopy has been successfully applied as a survey tool in the fields of morphology, geology and mineral exploration. Gamma ray surveys are regularly done at ground level, which frequently requires transecting remote and unforgiving environments. Thus a need for the development of a transportable, robust and portable gamma ray detection system was identified. In addition to collecting radiation data, such a system was required to also provide the geographic position of the data and allow for various analyses tools to be utilised in the field. These functions were achieved by integrating a USB-driven scintillation detector with a field tablet and creating software to control acquisition and analyses of radiation data, as well as logging position. The system was tested in different geographical locations under different modes of transport. The instrument was tested by employing several different methods of data analysis in order to extract natural nuclide condensations. The consistency in the obtained data demonstrated the reliability of the instrument in the different environments. The system also successfully replicated previous radio-element survey findings and provided information on several geographical phenomena, including information on the geology, paved road structure and beach sediment characteristics.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.sajs.co.za/testing-and-implementation-transportable-and-robust-radio-element-mapping-system/jacques-bezuidenhout
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAcademy of Science of South Africa
dc.subjectGamma ray spectroscopyen_ZA
dc.subjectScintillation detectoren_ZA
dc.subjectIn-situ measurementsen_ZA
dc.subjectNaturally occurring radionuclidesen_ZA
dc.subjectGeographical information systemsen_ZA
dc.subjectGamma ray spectrometers -- Transportableen_ZA
dc.subjectNuclear spectrometryen_ZA
dc.titleTesting and implementation of a transportable and robust radio-element mapping systemen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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