The Remote Radiation Monitoring of Highly Radioactive Sports in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone

  • V. Burtniak
  • Yu. Zabulonov
  • M. Stokolos
  • L. Bulavin
  • V. Krasnoholovets


Innovative measuring equipment named the “GR-Smart System” has been used on-board of an octocopter to analyzing some heavily contaminated areas of the Chornobyl zone. The developed equipment enhances both the sensitivity and the probability of detection of ionizing radiation both high and low activity with limited time of observation and measurement in one single process. The equipment has allowed one to recognize small radioactive spots of high intensity among the areas abundantly contaminated with radioactive isotopes.


Chornobyl Contamination Nuclear waste Radiation Octocopter Mapping 


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This work is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme (Grant No. G5094).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Burtniak
    • 1
  • Yu. Zabulonov
    • 1
  • M. Stokolos
    • 1
  • L. Bulavin
    • 2
  • V. Krasnoholovets
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Geochemistry under National Academy of Sciences and Ministry for Emergencies and Affairs of Population Protection from the Consequences of Chornobyl CatastropheKyivUkraine
  2. 2.Physical FacultyTaras Shevchenko National University of KyivKyivUkraine
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsNational Academy of SciencesKyivUkraine

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