Development of a car-borne γ-ray survey system, KURAMA

M. Tanigaki, R. Okumura, K. Takamiya, N. Sato, H. Yoshino, H. Yamana

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A compact radiometric survey system, named KURAMA (Kyoto University RAdiation MApping system), has been developed as a response to the nuclear disaster of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. KURAMA is based on GPS (Global Positioning System) and network technology, and intended for the realtime data accumulation of multiple mobile monitoring stations, such as monitoring cars. KURAMA now serves for the car-borne surveys in Fukushima and surrounding prefectures by the Japanese Government and local authorities. An outline of KURAMA and discussions on car-borne γ-ray surveys using KURAMA are introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-168
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Air dose rate
  • Car-borne survey
  • Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant
  • Mapping
  • Radiometry
  • γ-ray

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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