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uRADMonitor model A


A high quality, automated radiation dosimeter, in a rugged rainproof aluminium enclosure. It runs on little power and doesn't need a computer. Measurements are transmitted automatically to the Internet using an Ethernet connection to your internet Router. They can be accessed on the uRADMonitor portal or in your local network, directly.

It comes with:
Power adapter, power cable, ethernet cable, instructions

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Sensors

uRADMonitor model A uses the military grade SBM20 Geiger Tube to detect gamma and x-ray ionising radiation. It also features a digital temperature sensor.
SensorParameterMinimum valueMaximum value
Dallas DS18B20Temperature-55 °C+125 °C
SBM20 *γ,x-rays0.01μSv/h9999.99μSv/h
* Each Model A dosimeter is subjected to a final test: the tested device must be in a confidence interval of 5% in comparison to a master. This master is adjusted to a gauged reference Cs-137 emitter.

Health impact

The purpose of the Model A is to provide a global image on the radioactive contamination, ranging from natural sources such as soils rich in radioactive elements to man made sources mostly released in case of nuclear incidents, illegal nuclear activities or illegal transportation of nuclear materials. Being spread across the entire planet, the network of Model A detectors provides early warning and action can be taken to limit further damage. Ionizing radiation is harmful to living organisms because it can cause damage to cells that can result in multiple disorders , the most common of which is cancer. Ionizing radiation is naturally occurring from cosmic and terrestrial sources, but there are also artificial generators related to nuclear activities or x-ray devices . Worldwide global average dose is 3.01mSv [1].

[1] Radiation Health Effects, US Environmental Protection Agency

Product features

The model A is designed as a fixed monitoring station. Monitoring radiation brings certain advantages over simply using a handheld unit occasionally. First it's the capability of identifying the radiation trend, due to long term measurements, and taking action in regards to the evolution of numbers rather than not knowing how to interpret short time readings. Then with long term continuous monitoring we get a clue even on low level changes that often evade portable localized readings (unless the levels are higher). Finally having an automated system monitoring radiation 24/7 results in keeping you informed all the time, not only on occasional situations like when using a handheld for an isolated check. The data can be viewed remotely on a computer or on a mobile device. You can also access the unit in your LAN directly, by opening its DHCP assigned IP in your Internet browser. model_A_front_back
ItemParameterRatings
VoltageExternal5V - 9V
ConnectivityEthernet
MicrocontrollerAtmega328p8 bit
EnclosureRugged aluminium110x80x24 mm
TemperatureOperating Range-20°C to +65°C

Installation

Your uRADMonitor should be mounted outside, but not directly exposed to sun, to avoid overheating in warmer areas. A covered spot with some shadow in the free air is ideal. The unit has a rugged aluminium enclosure that is rainproof when mounted with the cables down. The enclosure has wall-mounting brackets, making installation easy. A distance of 1 meter (3 feet) above the ground level is recommended for more relevant measurements. Connect the uRADMonitor to the power source using the DC cable and the power adapter, and to the Internet router using the Ethernet cable. Use a longer cable if needed. The Internet router must have DHCP enabled. When powered, the uRADMonitor gets an IP automatically, via DHCP, and will show up on the map. It uses very little energy to run!

Datasheet

You can download the technical datasheet here.

uRADMonitor model KIT1


Intended as open source for those who want to build their own dosimeter with their own tools, this is also available pre-assembled. It measures Gamma radiation and with the integrated Ethernet connectivity will send all measurements automatically via the Internet. Add a battery and it can also be used as a portable dosimeter, showing all measurements on the LCD.

It comes with:
Power adapter, power cable, ethernet cable, instructions, Programmer

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Sensors

uRADMonitor model KIT1 uses the military grade SBM20 Geiger Tube to detect hard beta, gamma and x-ray ionising radiation.
SensorParameterMinimum valueMaximum value
SBM20γ,x-rays0.01μSv/h9999.99μSv/h
HackableAdd any additional sensors

Health impact

The KIT1 helps to provide a global image on the radioactive contamination, ranging from natural sources such as soils rich in radioactive elements to man made sources mostly released in case of nuclear incidents, illegal nuclear activities or illegal transportation of nuclear materials. Being spread across the entire planet, the network of uRADMonitor detectors provides early warning and action can be taken to limit further damage. As an open source design it can be hacked and modded to add more sensors in a convenient way, using a proven robust platform. Ionizing radiation is harmful to living organisms because it can cause damage to cells that can result in multiple disorders , the most common of which is cancer. Ionizing radiation is naturally occurring from cosmic and terrestrial sources, but there are also artificial generators related to nuclear activities or x-ray devices . Worldwide global average dose is 3.01mSv [1].

[1] Radiation Health Effects, US Environmental Protection Agency

Product features

The KIT1 can be used both as a mobile detector and as a fixed monitoring station. It is released as Open Source, with complete specs publicly available. You can purchase it as an assembled unit, usable out of the box, or as a solderable kit, and then you'll need to assemble it first. This is a versatile product: you can use it as a fixed monitoring station, then simply hook up a battery and take it with you as a mobile dosimeter. The data can be viewed on the LCD or remotely on a computer or on a mobile device. You can also access the unit in your LAN directly, by opening its DHCP assigned IP in your Internet browser. model_KIT1
ItemParameterRatings
VoltageExternal5V - 9V
Battery3V (2xAA)
ConnectivityEthernet
MicrocontrollerAtmega3288 bit
Size110x60x12 mm

Installation

If you intend to use the KIT1 as a monitoring station, find a protective enclosure that is rainproof and a covered spot with some shadow in the free air. A distance of 1 meter (3 feet) above the ground level is recommended for more relevant measurements. Connect the uRADMonitor to the power source using the DC cable and the power adapter, and to the Internet router using the Ethernet cable. Use a longer cable if needed. The Internet router must have DHCP enabled. When powered, the uRADMonitor gets an IP automatically, via DHCP, and will show up on the map. The LCD will dim after a certain time, to conserve power.

Datasheet

You can download the technical datasheet here.

uRADMonitor model D


This is a compact portable environmental dosimeter, capable of measuring Alpha, Beta and Gamma radiation but also air quality as PM2.5 and Volatile organic compounds. It is a modern design, featuring a large colour LCD screen with touchscreen, a GPS receiver to tag all measurements and a SDCard slot. It comes with WLAN connectivity to send all data online.

It comes with:
Power adapter, Micro USB cable, instructions, 8GB Kingston SDCard

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Sensors

uRADMonitor model D uses the BME680 from Bosch to measure air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity and volatile organic compounds, or VOC. A Sharp photoelectric sensor is used to detect the Particulate Matter PM2.5 concentration in air. A high quality LND712 Geiger Tube Made in the USA allows this dosimeter to detect alpha, beta, gamma and x-ray ionising radiation.
SensorParameterMinimum valueMaximum value
Bosch BME680Temperature-40 °C+85 °C
Pressure300 hPa1100 hPa
Humidity0% RH100% RH
VOC0 mg/m³100 mg/m³ reducers
10 mg/m³ oxidizers
Sharp GP2Y1010AU0FPM2.50 μg/m³ 800 μg/m³
LND LND712 *α,β,γ,x-rays0.005μSv/h5000.00μSv/h
* Each Model D dosimeter is subjected to a final test: the tested device must be in a confidence interval of 5% in comparison to a master. This master is adjusted to a gauged reference Cs-137 emitter.

Health impact

The purpose of the model D detector and that of the entire uRADMonitor network is to monitor chemical and physical factors that can have a negative impact on our health or on the environment. Using its advanced sensors, the model D monitors against the following potentially hazardous parameters: air_pollution_uradmonitor_d
Picture: Air pollution can shorten our lifespan, this is why we need uRADMonitor
VOC or volatile organic compounds, are a class of substances that evaporate at room temperature. Being different substances, may be responsible for a broad category of disorders, including respiratory problems, allergic or weakening immunity in children. Some VOC 's are responsible for the formation of smog, irritation of eyes, nose and throat, headaches and concentration problems. In extreme circumstances, more severe complications can occur, such as damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system or cancer [1].
Ionizing radiation is harmful to living organisms because it can cause damage to cells that can result in multiple disorders , the most common of which is cancer. Ionizing radiation is naturally occurring from cosmic and terrestrial sources, but there are also artificial generators related to nuclear activities or x-ray devices . Worldwide global average dose is 3.01mSv [2].
Particulate matter PM2.5 refers to small particles with a diameter of up to 2.5 microns. These particles can penetrate deep into the lungs , causing allergies, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases [3].

[1] Volatile Organic Compounds' Impact on Indoor Air Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency
[2] Radiation Health Effects, US Environmental Protection Agency
[3] Health and Environmental Effects of Particulate Matter (PM), US Environmental Protection Agency

Product features

These are mobile units powered by a high capacity Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, with a GPS receiver for location mapping and Wifi connectivity, but also with a SDCard slot to store all readings when WLAN is not available. This not only addresses radioactivity in a similar way to existing top-notch dosimeters, but it also measures the air pollution, contributing with valuable data to the uRADMonitor network. The model D also features an Alarm built in and has a touchscreen to provide visual and audible indications, keeping you informed all the time. Using the uRADMonitor backend infrastructure and model D's wireless data sharing capabilities, the global readings provide useful data on pollution, its geographical distribution, and evolution in time. model_D_front_back
Picture: Complex uRADMonitor motherboard front and bottom view
ModuleParameterRatings
BatteryLithium Ion1500mAh
GPSChannels50
First fix27s / 1s
Accuracy2m
LCDSize2.4"
Touchscreenresistive-
WifiProtocols802.11b/g/n
SDCardTypeMicroSD SDHC
MicrocontrollerAtmega25618 bit
Real Time ClockGPS synced-
EnclosureRugged aluminium110x70x24 mm

Installation

While intended exclusively as a portable dosimeter, there's nothing against using the model D as a fixed monitoring station. You will only need to keep the power cable inserted and make sure the WLAN is connected. If left outdoors, make sure the unit is protected from the elements. The LCD dims after a certain amount of time to conserve power.

Datasheet

You can download the technical datasheet here.

uRADMonitor model A3


Ridiculously advanced air quality monitoring station, enclosed in an aluminium body for rugged design, it has sensors for Gamma radiation, formaldehyde, CO2, tVOC Air quality +temperature, barometric pressure, air humidity, and a laser scattering sensor for PM2.5 particulate matter. The A3 also comes in 4 variants, with the same sensors but offering different connectivity options: Ethernet, Wifi, GSM (with a data sim card) and LoraWAN.

It comes with:
Power adapter, ethernet cable, instructions

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Sensors

uRADMonitor model A3 uses the BME680 from Bosch to measure air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity and volatile organic compounds, or VOC. A high quality laser scattering sensor is used to detect the Particulate Matter PM2.5 concentration in air. There is an electrochemical formaldehyde sensor, a nondispersive infrared sensor to measure CO2 concentration in air and a SI29BG Geiger Tube to detect gamma and x-ray ionising radiation. A built in fan assures an active air flow stream across the sensing elements.
SensorParameterMinimum valueMaximum value
Bosch BME680Temperature-40 °C+85 °C
Pressure300 hPa1100 hPa
Humidity0% RH100% RH
VOC0 mg/m³100 mg/m³ reducers
10 mg/m³ oxidizers
Winsen ZH03APM2.50 μg/m³ 1000 μg/m³
Winsen ZE08Formaldehyde0 ppm 5 ppm
Winsen MH-Z19BCarbon Dioxide400 ppm 5000 ppm
SI29BG *γ,x-rays0.01μSv/h9999.99μSv/h
* Each Model A3 dosimeter is subjected to a final test: the tested device must be in a confidence interval of 5% in comparison to a master. This master is adjusted to a gauged reference Cs-137 emitter.

Health impact

Many of the pollutants measured by Model A3 can have a negative impact on our health, ranging from simple allergies to various cancers. It is therefore imperative to know our environment if we intend to preserve our health. This is not just about a neighbourhood or city, it goes up to global scale thanks to the interconnected network of detectors we are building. The uRADMonitor network generates the big picture on pollution presenting it as a phenomenon. This way we stand a better chance of taking more efficient early measures against the root cause itself. health_effects_banner_a3
Picture: uRADMonitor fights pollution to improve our health
VOC or volatile organic compounds, are a class of substances that evaporate at room temperature. Being different substances, may be responsible for a broad category of disorders, including respiratory problems, allergic or weakening immunity in children. Some VOC 's are responsible for the formation of smog, irritation of eyes, nose and throat, headaches and concentration problems. In extreme circumstances, more severe complications can occur, such as damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system or cancer [1].
Ionizing radiation is harmful to living organisms because it can cause damage to cells that can result in multiple disorders , the most common of which is cancer. Ionizing radiation is naturally occurring from cosmic and terrestrial sources, but there are also artificial generators related to nuclear activities or x-ray devices . Worldwide global average dose is 3.01mSv [2].
Particulate matter PM2.5 refers to small particles with a diameter of up to 2.5 microns. These particles can penetrate deep into the lungs , causing allergies, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases .[3]
Formaldehyde is a toxic colorless gas with a pungent smell, that results from the burning of carbon based materials. It can be found in forest fires, in automobile exhaust and cigarette smoke. It is an allergenic and a known carcinogenic compound that can cause serious health effects, depending on concentration and exposure. Even in tiny quantities just above 0.1ppm it can irritate the eyes and nose, and can worsen asthma symptoms [4].
Carbon dioxide is a gas heavier than air. In small quantities of up to 5000ppm (0.5% ) can cause headaches, lethargy, slowing of intellectual ability, irritability, sleep disturbance. In larger quantities can cause dizziness, loss of sight, hearing or knowledge. The fresh air contains between 360ppm and 410 ppm of CO2. [5]

[1] Volatile Organic Compounds' Impact on Indoor Air Quality, US Environmental Protection Agency
[2] Radiation Health Effects, US Environmental Protection Agency
[3] Health and Environmental Effects of Particulate Matter (PM), US Environmental Protection Agency
[4] ToxFAQs™ for Formaldehyde, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
[5] Health Risk Evaluation for Carbon Dioxide, US Bureau of land management

Product features

The model A3 is designed as a fixed monitoring station. It comes in 4 variants, with the same sensors but offering different connectivity options: Ethernet, Wifi, GSM/GPRS and LoraWAN. It takes any voltage in the 6V - 28V interval and uses about 1 Watt of power to run. A built in speaker can provide audible notifications, configurable via the dashboard. This unit doesn't have a screen, it works as a monitor and the data can be viewed remotely on a computer or on a mobile device. model_A3_front_back
Picture: uRADMonitor A3 motherboard front and bottom view
ItemParameterRatings
VoltageExternal6V - 28V
Connectivity4 optionsEthernet, WiFi, GSM, LoRaWAN
MicrocontrollerAtmega328p8 bit
EnclosureRugged aluminium110x80x24 mm

Installation

Your uRADMonitor A3 can be mounted both indoors and outdoors, but not directly exposed to sun, to avoid overheating in warmer areas. A covered spot with some shadow if installed in the free air, is ideal. The unit has a rugged aluminium enclosure that is not rainproof due to the air vents. Make sure that nothing is blocking the air vents. The enclosure has wall-mounting brackets, making installation easy. Connect the uRADMonitor to the power source using a DC adapter with voltage between 6V and 28V, and to the Internet router using the Ethernet cable. The Internet router must have DHCP enabled. When powered, the uRADMonitor gets an IP automatically, via DHCP, and will show up on the map. It uses very little energy to run!

Datasheet

You can download the technical datasheet here.