CARMA

The CARMA system is in the first stage of developing an autonomous monitoring system for    the nuclear industry. Primarily designed to continuously inspect a map of the ground for any radioactive contamination, either fixed or migrating sources.


The platform has been built using off-the-shelf- components to enable a quick and robust proof-of-concept.  The on-board 2D mapping uses the ROS architecture, in combination with a 360° LIDAR and industrial standard radiometric sensors (Thermo Fisher Scientific). By using these sensors the industrial end user can be confidant in the radiometric maps that CARMA will publish after every sweep.


TITLE

Continuous

Automated

Radiation

Monitoring

Assistance 

[CARMA]

PROJECT TYPE

PRDA

FUNDER

Sellafield Ltd

University of Manchester

NNL Ltd

DATE

Nov 2016 – Present



CARMA Platform with Thermo Radiometric Alpha Detector
Mock-up of the CARMA systems within a Nuclear Storage Facility
CARMA Returning to Base Station
CARMA MK1.1 Prototype
CARMA CAD Design

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ARRON GRIFFITHS MSc

Post-Doctoral Research Associate

After developing a low cost 3D printed ROV called the AVEXIS, I am now working in partnership with Sellafield and NNL to develop autonomous robotic solutions for  problems within a nuclear environment. Using complex, robust, high resolution positional algorithms, sensors and acoustic communication system, in order to relay the current positions of each agent, to a visualized overview interface. Obtianed his Masters degree from Plymouth University in 2011 and then spent 2 1/2 years as a robotic research assistant developing Plymouth's robot football team.


OFFICE


EMAIL

REEL, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, UK

SUPPORTED BY

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.

GET IN TOUCH

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

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