Armed Forces Innovation Prize 2022
PhD student Luís Marques, supervised by Prof. Pedro Vaz from C2TN/IST and Prof. Alberto Vale from IPFN/DEEC/IST, awarded the Innovation Prize in the Armed Forces 2022.
This award is intended to recognize Ideas that can contribute to the development or improvement of existing capabilities, with a view to their future use in military operations or in support of civil emergency operations.
MICRADS 2022, Colombia
PhD Student major Luís Marques (CIAFA/AFA) gave an oral presentation entitled "Development of a portable neutron detection system for Security and Defense applications". The detection system integration in a multirotor allowed the screening of a maritime shipping container with a neutron and gamma-ray sources inside.
The event was the Multidisciplinary International Conference of Research Applied to Defense and Security, which was held at Escuela Naval de Suboficiales ARC Barranquilla, in Colombia, in July 11-13, 2022.
AUXDEFENSE 2022, Guimarães
PhD Student major Luís Marques (CIAFA/AFA) gave an oral presentation entitled "A novel mobile radiation detection system for security and defense applications". The presentation comprised the recent developments on the mobile radiation detection system based on a low cost, lightweight and low consumption plastic scintillator with silicon photomultipliers which can be coupled to a multirotor for the screening of shipping container cargo.
The event was the 3rd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense, which was held in Guimarães, in July 6-8, 2022.
TOXECO 2021, Aveiro
FRIENDS team will provide one of the lectures in TOXECO2021, under the scope of the Master Thesis in EcoToxicology and Risk Analysis at the University of Aveiro. It will also be open to the whole community.
The event will take place on May 26 at 17h00, via Zoom, and the agenda is available here.
Seminar at IST
PhD Student major Luís Marques (CIDIUM/AFA) will give a talk entitled "Overview of recent developments in mobile radiation detection systems for different scenarios - challenges and opportunities".
On March,24 at 11h00, his talk (Zoom) will provide developments on the mobile systems used for radiological and nuclear monitoring and detection. Marques is oriented by Dr. Aberto Vale (IPFN/IST) and Dr. Pedro Vaz (C2TN/IST).
FRIENDS at ERF 2021
FRIENDS will organize a workshop at the European Robotics Forum 2021 entitled "Robot technologies for monitoring of radiological threats".
Between 13 and 15 of April, FRIENDS team will put together people from academia, industry, government, and non-governmental institutions, and end-users to discuss the main challenges on the use of robots for radiological analysis.
FRIENDS at ESRCH 2020 Workshop
Earth Systems, Radioactivity and Cultural Heritage (ESRCH) is a thematic strand at the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technologies (C2TN) at IST.
On the 3rd November 2020 edition, some actions conducted within the frame of project FRIENDS were presented by Jorge Borbinha, with a presentation entitled “Radiological Monitoring in NORM sites using drones: Flight Strategy, Performance Analysis of CZT sensor and Preparations for Field Measurements.
FRIENDS at Techdays'20 in Aveiro
During the sixth edition of Techdays, FRIENDS was presented to students, the general community, tech companies and other institutions visiting the venue.
In its exhibition, a rollup and a hexarotor was shown. Positive feedback was received from the visitors.
Techdays took place in Parque de Exposições de Aveiro, Aveiro , October 12-18, 2020.
FRIENDS with an oral presentation in ANIMMA'2019
FRIENDS was presented in ANIMMA'2019 and resulted in the paper "Radioactive hot-spot detection using unmanned aerial vehicle surveillance".
ANIMMA'2019 is the 6th International Conference on Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation Measurement Methods and their Applications.
This conference took place in Portorož, Slovenia, June 17-21, 2019.
Lab2Market@Tecnico is an innovation acceleration program. The 2019 edition has the support of i-Deals and Everis Portugal to provide a total of 250 hours of business mentoring to the selected projects.
The event was an opportunity to seek new partnership with the Portuguese
Armed Forces, namely the Navy, Army and Air Force, as well as their respective schools
MARIA was a finalist in the Appstation
The MARIA is a Mobile Application for Radiation Intensity Assessment,
developed under the project FRIENDS, to be used in drones or in common
smartphones connected to a radiological sensor.
The MARIA was selected as one of the 12 finalists among 50 projects
candidates in the Appstation competition, in October 2018, to select the
best mobile application.