Low-cost Radioactivity Detection Network
GammaPix Video software enables existing surveillance cameras to measure radioactivity
GammaPix Video offers a low cost alternative to traditional fixed radioactivity detectors. The GammaPix software analyzes the video feed to detect potentially harmful gamma radiation. The technology can automatically measure and report radioactivity levels to a command center to help protect the community from radioactivity accidents (such as occurred in Fukushima, Japan) or a terrorist attack by a DIrty Bomb or a quietly placed Radiation Exposure Device (RED).
The GammaPix radioactivity detection software employs the sensitivity of digital cameras to ionizing gamma radiation. Software detects the telltale bright signatures created when gamma rays interact with the camera's digitizer chip.
The innovative GammaPix technology (U.S. patent numbers: 7,391,028; 7,737,410; 8,158,950; 8,324,589; and 8,563,937 plus foreign patents) has been successfully tested at independent laboratories with calibrated sources. GammaPix apps were developed with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The GammaPix technology has received the DHS SAFETY Act Developmental Testing and Engineering Designation.