doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2021-21-5-633-645

Scintillation gamma radiation sensors based on solid-state photomultipliers in wireless industrial internet networks

I. O. Bokatyi, V. M. Denisov, A. V. Timofeev, A. B. Titov, Joel Jose Puga Coelho Rodrigues, V. V. Korotaev

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Bokatyi I.O., Denisov V.M., Timofeev A.V., Titov A.B., Rodrigues J.J.P.C., Korotaev V.V. Scintillation gamma radiation sensors based on solid-state photomultipliers in wireless industrial internet networks. Scientific and Technical Journal of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, 2021, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 633–645 (in Russian). doi: 10.17586/2226-1494-2021-21-5-633-645

The article examines the principles of developing wireless networks of autonomous gamma sensors in order to create systems for spatial environmental radiation monitoring. The main task of such systems is to control the level of gamma radiation in areas where potential sources of ionizing radiation are located. An autonomous gamma-ray spectrometer is used as a measuring sensor. The authors propose to apply measuring sensors based on a silicon photomultiplier to create autonomous wireless networks of the industrial Internet for radiation monitoring. To confirm the possibility of using this class of receivers as part of gamma spectrometers, the main structural elements of the system were modeled, and the experimental model of the gamma spectrometer was prototyped. The linearity and energy resolution of the experimental sample were also investigated. To test the model for constructing a gamma spectrometer, a CsI (Tl) scintillation crystal and a Sensl Array-60035-4P photomultiplier were used. The established range of recorded energies is in the range from 121 keV to 1332 keV, the relative energy resolution for the 137Cs peak is 11.07 %, the linearity of the transfer characteristic is 99.91 %. Based on this sensor, the architecture of an automated wireless system for monitoring the spatial distribution of gamma radiation has been developed. The results of the work allow the use of radiation monitoring systems in accordance with the requirements of Industry 4.0.

Keywords: radiation monitoring, wireless sensor networks, industrial Internet of things, IIoT, scintillation detector, silicon photomultiplier, SiPM, LoRa

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