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Automated quantitative analysis of in-situ NaI measured spectra in the marine environment using a wavelet-based smoothing technique.

Applied radiation and isotopes : including data, instrumentation and methods for use in agriculture, industry and medicine (2011-07-12)
Christos Tsabaris, Aristides Prospathopoulos
ABSTRACT

An algorithm for automated analysis of in-situ NaI γ-ray spectra in the marine environment is presented. A standard wavelet denoising technique is implemented for obtaining a smoothed spectrum, while the stability of the energy spectrum is achieved by taking advantage of the permanent presence of two energy lines in the marine environment. The automated analysis provides peak detection, net area calculation, energy autocalibration, radionuclide identification and activity calculation. The results of the algorithm performance, presented for two different cases, show that analysis of short-term spectra with poor statistical information is considerably improved and that incorporation of further advancements could allow the use of the algorithm in early-warning marine radioactivity systems.

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