CARMA 2

CARMA 2 is the next generation in the research CARMA  platform series of autonomous monitoring robotic  systems designed for    the nuclear industry. Primarily envisioned to continuously inspect a map of the ground for radioactive contamination from fixed or  migrating sources.


CARMA 2 uses the lastest robust robotic platform, integrating the Clearpath Jackal combined with a series of off-the-shelf components.   The on-board 3D mapping uses ROS architecture, in combination with 2x 20m LIDARs, 2x 3D orbbec cameras  and 2x industrial standard radiometric sensors (Thermo Fisher Scientific DP6). By using these industry standard sensors the  end-user can be confident in the CARMA 2-generated radiometric maps.


CARMA 2 - In the testing mock-up area
CARMA 2 - Close front
CARMA 2 - Close back
CARMA 2 - Opened
CARMA 2 - Inside sensor box
Thermo Scientific Sensors - RadEyeSX and DP6
CARMA 2 - Between stored barrels
CARMA 2 - Mock-up of Storage facility

TITLE

Continuous

Automated

Radiation

Monitoring

Assistance 

[CARMA 2]

PROJECT TYPE

PDRA

FUNDER

Sellafield Ltd

University of Manchester

DATE

Nov 2017 – Present



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ADDITIONAL RESEARCHERS

HORATIO MARTIN

Post-Doctoral Research Associate


BENJAMIN BIRD

Doctoral Research Student


EDUARD CODRES 

Doctoral Research Student

LEAD RESEARCHER

ARRON GRIFFITHS

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

SUPPORTED BY

ADDITIONAL ACADEMICS

DR SIMON WATSON

The Univeristy of Manchester

DR ALEXANDRU STANCU

The Univeristy of Manchester

LEAD ACADEMIC

PROF BARRY LENNOX

The Univeristy of Manchester

LEAD INDUSTIAL SUPPERVISOR

DR XAVIER POTEAU

Sellafield Ltd and Univeristy of Manchester


Developing the next generation of nuclear decommissioning robotics research. Working in partnership with the nuclear sector and other universities  around the UK and EU to  reduce risk, accelerate productivity and reduce long term costs.

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Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

The University of Manchester, Sackville Street Building, Manchester, M13 9PL