research

uRad metrics in home automation with Domoticz

Radu Motisan has a dream to give the world a view on what is happening in your surrounding environment and how this could influence your health. In my own professional life, I’m involved as a consultant in IOT data gathering and processing and I design and deploy solutions for organizations with whom I share that mutual interest: […]

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uRADMonitor A3 with GSM connectivity

While a relatively new design, the uRADMonitor A3 accounts for a quarter of the total uRADMonitor network already. Introduced in 2016, it was supported by Orange in several SmartCity implementations. With an impressive number of sensors, the A3 produces highly relevant data to describe air quality in the place where it is installed. There are […]

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Metal Oxide VOC Sensors

VOC sensors are nothing new to this project, we’ve used them intensively in the uRADMonitor hardware units. Back in 2015, the Bosch BME680 was integrated into the uRADMonitor model D, followed by the model A3 using the same excellent sensor. Now the uRADMonitor AIR, our first wearable, relies on the BME680 again for a low […]

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Ciudanovita, the people and the uranium

Every gain comes at a price, and so the comfort of technology claims its cost at some other end. For nuclear energy – what it gives is known, modern living conditions, heating, illumination, transportation and all in one the civilised world as we know it. Yet what it takes sometimes remains in the shade, like […]

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Weather vs Radiation readings

I’ve been running uRAD unit #12000003 here in Australia for around 12 months now and the only time I’ve really seen a solid increase in readings is during heavy rain which got me thinking, what other weather conditions affect radiation levels? To find out I purchased a cheap weather station off  eBay and set about […]

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uRADMonitor model D Concept

The uRADMonitor project started with a single network connected automated dosimeter, that quickly proved its usefulness and spawned into a global scale, full fledged monitoring network, covering all major continents. At the core of the entire infrastructure are the low power automated dosimeter units, at the moment of this article available as the uRADMonitor model […]

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Observations on diurnal indoor variations in gamma ray count rates

Richard Prettyman, August 2014 Background A close correlation between gamma count rate at ground level, and soil derived Rn-222 flux has been demonstrated in work which has also studied the effects of meteorological and diurnal factors on Rn out-gassing and hence gamma count rate (Szegvary et al, 2007). Under conditions of settled weather with no […]

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The Geiger Tubes

The Geiger tube is a gaseous ionization detector that uses the Townsend avalanche phenomenon to produce an easily detectable electronic pulse from as little as a single ionising event due to a radiation particle. It is used for the detection of gamma radiation, X-Rays, and alpha and beta particles. It can also be adapted to […]

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