Radiation Distribution Estimation with Non-directional Detector Using Plane Source Model


The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurred during the Great East Japan Earthquake. Inside the reactor, materials with high radioactivity were scattered entirely, leading to a severe condition that restricted the number of measurement spots where the detector could be used. We propose a new system based on a plane model that uses fewer measurement spots and causes fewer estimation errors. We estimated the radiation source distribution using the maximum likelihood estimation method optimized by gradient descent. Consequently, it was found that the proposed system, having a limited number of measurement spots, showed fewer errors than the previous system.

Advanced Robotics, 36 (4), pp.182-191