Integrated Radiation Monitoring & Early Warning System (IRM&EWS) was designed, manufactured and implemented by Ukratominstruments Corporation within TACIS project U4.01/05 to extend the functions of Automated Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS) in Chernobyl exclusion zone and to improve the monitoring of radiological and environmental situation in Chernobyl exclusion zone and out of its bounds.
IRM&EWS is an effective instrument for decision support in case of unfavorable, dangerous for human health or environment conditions, associated with deterioration of radiation situation in Chernobyl exclusion zone and out of its bounds. IRM&EWS is a primary instrument for risk and safety management and one of the levels of ensuring national and international safety management.
IRM&EWS is based on unique scientific developments, modern technical means and the latest technological solutions that rely on special software codes able to determine the size, quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the contaminated areas for a certain period of time, including the determination of their direction and depth. The system software analyzes the spread of radioactive contamination in the environment by using the Lagrange model.
The total coverage of IRM&EWS is more than 2000 sq. km.
Integrated subsystems of IRM&EWS:
- Automated Radiation Monitoring System (ARMS) in Chernobyl exclusion zone;
- Automated Control System for Non-Proliferation of radioactive substances and nuclear materials (DIS).
Features of IRM&EWS:
- Usage of individual radio channel for data transmission from remote sensors to the data processing center;
- Measurement of more than 500 radioecological, meteorological and physicochemical parameters of the environment;
- Usage of specially designed software that allows analyzing, evaluating and predicting the radiological situation inside and outside of the exclusion zone;
- Mobile control post based on off-roader;
- Measurement, collection, archivation, analysis and forecast of data on radiological and environmental situation;
- Equipment performance monitoring from single center with the possibility of signaling on the technical failures of system elements;
- Internet user accessibility of the information on the radiological and environmental situation inside and outside of Chernobyl exclusion zone: http://srp.ecocentre.mns.gov.ua;
- Reported data submission to the European Union data center (Ispra, Italy) regarding analysis of man-caused emergency situation inside and outside of the exclusion zone.