The new list-mode data format standard IEC 63047 has been successfully implemented on a mobile robot carrying a radiation detector.
The format supports various types of time-stamped data and can be used in a wide range of applications involving radiation detection and measurement. It may also be used to represent data from other sensors than radiation detectors and supports positioning data from Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Fraunhofer FKIE has implemented the data format using an open source solution for encoding and decoding the binary messages, proposed by the JRC .
The JRC developed a demonstration device from off-the shelf components. The device was mounted on a robot by FKIE, who also developed a software interface to integrate the device with the Robot Operating System ROS (see figure). The system was successfully tested in multiple scenarios including a multi-national NATO exercise as well as on the European Robotics Hackathon (ENRICH) being part of a civil-military co-operation.
A paper  available on IEEE website, describing the use of the list-mode data format standard for data transmission in radiological and nuclear robotics applications, received the best paper award of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems.
 Paepen, J., Lutter, G., An open-source solution for encoding and decoding IEC 63047:2018 data, JRC121882
 Schneider, F.E., Wildermuth, Garcia Rosas, F., D., Paepen, J., Lutter, G., The IEC 63047 Standard for Data Transmission in Radiological and Nuclear Robotics Applications, Proceedings of 2020 IEEE 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems
Performance of the IEC 63047 demonstration device
The IEC 63047 Standard for Data Transmission in Radiological and Nuclear Robotics Applications
- Publication date
- 24 September 2020