International success of a project of the University on the detection of radioactive material in transport
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A poster and a scientific presentation have of course the presentation of CIDER project in the ninth edition of the IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety for Technical Processes SAFEPROCESS 2015 (International Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes) held between 2 and 4 September in Paris.
The 'Smart Identification and Detestion of Radioactive Anomalies' (Intelligent Detection and Identification of Radioactive Anomalies) project aims to obtain an improvement in the capacity of detection and identification of illicit trafficking in radioactive materials seaports, borders and checkpoints in general, especially at ports and borders of the country. "This is achieved through the application of innovative algorithms and integration of various sources of information to reduce the number of innocent alarms, plus the system itself is designed to support the operator's decision also", explains Luis Felipe Blazquez.
Funded by the European Commission and part of the program Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC), this project has six participating partners: Indra SA as project leader, Customs Spanish, Valenciaport Foundation, Politecnico di Milano, Polytechnic University of Madrid and the University of León.
Within the work assigned to the ULE in the project is important to note that has resulted -during the implementation period (2012-2014) - to develop intelligent algorithms "that can be applied to reduce the number of innocent alarms based Data obtained solely porches (RPMs) Polyvinyl toluene (PVT) ". These frames are used to detect and prevent the entry or exit of radioactive sources in vehicles passing slowly through their detectors.
These detectors panels, to contain a solvent that polymerizes and produces a solid solution machinable sometimes the interpreted information does not distinguish whether the gamma rays generated are from dangerous goods or other types of benign load radioactivity emitted as cat litter , porcelain, stoneware, granite, bananas .... Hence these erroneous alarms which represent over 95% of total detectadas- alarms "cause loss of time and money and you have to inspect the load detectors more accurate and more expensive to identify whether it is benign or dangerous goods. "
This entire process is substantially diminished with the research provided by the ULE in CIDER project. "Our intelligent discrimination algorithms use the limited energy provided by the detectors to automatically decide if the alarm is dangerous or not, explains radioactive source Blázquez- this serves as great supporting staff do not have to re-inspect cargo and thus saving time and money is recorded. " (Continued ...)
Luis Felipe Blazquez CIDER presented the project in the 'Industry Day' symposium by the corresponding poster and through scientific paper 'Classification of Radionuclides on Polyvinyl Toluene Radiation Portal Monitors by a Neural Network Based System' presented as a paper in the session 'Neural Network and Classification Approaches' to have been accepted after overcoming a review process. Scientific dissemination of the project is complete the above symposium conducted by the ULE in the 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control and 22nd IFAC2014 Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation MED2014.
The proper functioning of the control systems and transportation security has a big impact in the economic process of the country not only by the price of production of these systems, but also for its impact on the environment, human life and bless you. Early detection of faults and critical operations control systems avoids degradation of machinery and safety for citizens.
Especially this compendium of international symposium aims SAFEPROCESS where experts meet leaders in academia and industry is celebrated. The objective of this annual meeting is to strengthen contacts between academia and industry to build new networks and cultivate existing relationships. To do this, each issue involved que4 high-level speakers presented the entire spectrum of fault diagnosis, process monitoring and safety control, applications of prior art and emerging research lines.
This year's symposium has had a special focus on industrial applications and the links between industrialists and academics. To this end, a conference with poster sessions and demonstrations of software and equipment, in order to publicize collaborative projects and research activities involving industrial and academic partners was organized.