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A Cost-Efficient Radiation Monitoring System for Nuclear Sites: Designing and Implementation

Arfat Ahmad Khan1,*, Faizan Ahmed Khan2
1 Suranaree University of Technology, Nakhon Ratchasima, 30000, Thailand
2 University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan
* Corresponding Author: Arfat Ahmad Khan. Email:

Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing 2022, 32(3), 1357-1367. https://doi.org/10.32604/iasc.2022.022958

Received 24 August 2021; Accepted 26 September 2021; Issue published 09 December 2021

Abstract

Radiation monitoring is essential for examining and refraining the unwanted situations in the vicinity of nuclear plants as high levels of radiation are quite dangerous for human beings. Meanwhile, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are proved to be an auspicious candidate to address that issue. Actually, WSNs are pretty beneficial to monitor an area with the aim of avoiding undesirable situations. In this paper, we have designed and implemented a cost-efficient radiation and the temperature monitoring system. We have used ZigBee to develop the sensor nodes, and the sensor nodes are instilled with the radiation and the temperature sensors. In addition, the Geiger Muller Tube (GM Tube), which is usually a reliable detector to monitor nuclear sites, is used to monitor the radiations. The designed system consists of two sensor nodes and the main node. The experimental results validate the designed system, where the communication between the nodes and the main node along with the inter-nodal communication are examined in order to ensure the smooth-running operation of the designed system.

Keywords

Wireless sensor network; ZigBee; radiation monitoring; communication

Cite This Article

A. Ahmad Khan and F. Ahmed Khan, "A cost-efficient radiation monitoring system for nuclear sites: designing and implementation," Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, vol. 32, no.3, pp. 1357–1367, 2022.



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