RODOS System as Most Progressive Tool to Predict Radiation Consequences: SSTC NRS

Specialists of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) shared their experience in modern approaches to real-time online assessment and prediction of radiation consequences under the VI International Scientific and Practical Conference “Safety and Efficiency of Nuclear Energy”, which was held in Odessa from 4 to 6 September.

The real-time online decision support systems for nuclear emergency management are increasingly used to simulate radiation impact on the public. European system RODOS was installed in Ukraine in the Information and Crisis Center of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) to simulate atmospheric transfer and predict radiation situation progress in real time.

The RODOS system is currently used in Ukraine as the most progressive tool to predict radiation consequences and as one of the key software tools of the emergency response system. According to the SSTC NRS expert, during the existence of the Information and Emergency Center (IEC), experts in the sphere of radiation consequences accumulated considerable experience in using the basic tools to predict radiation consequences of nuclear emergencies. In particular, the decision support system for modeling and predicting radiation accidents was used in the Chornobyl exclusion zone during the fire in June this year to assess its consequences. 

SSTC NRS expert Iurii Kyrylenko

“The decision support systems are increasingly used as one of the efficient tools for online assessment of radiation consequences in the crisis centers of many countries”, SSTC NRS expert Iurii Kyrylenko underlined.

 “The assessment of radiation consequences of fire in the Chornobyl exclusion zone that occurred on 5-6 June 2018 by means of RanidSONNI mobile laboratory hardware and RODOS computer technologies demonstrates that the combination of RanidSONNI hardware and RODOS technologies is an efficient tool for environmental radiation monitoring”, SSTC NRS representative explained. Editorial Board