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Author Galimberti, C.L.; Alcalde Bessia, F.; Perez, M.; Gómez Berisso, M.; Sofo Haro, M.; Sidelnik, I.; Blostein, J.J.; Asorey, H.; Lipovetzky, J.
Title A Low Cost Environmental Ionizing Radiation Detector Based on COTS CMOS Image Sensors Type Conference Article
Year 2018 Publication 2018 IEEE Biennial Congress of Argentina (ARGENCON) Abbreviated Journal
Volume Issue Pages 1-6
Keywords CMOS image sensors; particle detectors; radiation detection; low cost environmental ionizing radiation detector; COTS CMOS image sensors; geometrical characteristics; alpha particles; radiation sources; Raspberry Pi3 computer; Omnivision OV5647 commercial off the shelf image sensor; X-ray photon; gamma photons; OpenCV library; size 241.0 am; Detectors; Software; Image sensors; Alpha particles; Prototypes; Silicon; Image color analysis
Abstract We present the development of a system for the detection of ionizing radiation based on the Omnivision OV5647 Commercial Off The Shelf image sensor. The data is read and processed in real-time using a Raspberry Pi 3 computer. The amount of charge and geometrical characteristics of the cluster of pixels exited when a particle interacts with the sensor is recorded and used to identify the type of incoming particle, distinguishing between alpha particles and X-ray or gamma photons. The software was programmed in C using the OpenCV library. The system was tested with 137Cs and 241Am radiation sources.
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