Click this link for information about using Aware Electronics Software to auto-push data to COSM - Pachube:
March 15th Data:
One week reading:
24 hours reading:
3/22/2011 - 3/23/2011 increase followed by decay curve with ~8 day half-life (Iodine-131):
3/20/2011 - 3/23/2011 includes two increases:
(Note 1µSv = 100µR standardized to Cesium 137)
3/16/2011 - 3/22/2011 The first increase decaying followed by two increases:
Tokyo Geiger Counter, Japan - Huw Williams, president of Denphone, a IT company in Tokyo, explains how he monitors the radiation levels on his PC screen with the geiger counter that he has placed outside of his office window n downtown Tokyo, March 23, 2011. Radiation fears still remain among the people in Tokyo as Japan continues to battle the nuclear crisis. (Photo by Christopher Jue/AFLO):
Click this link for more graphs:
Akio Hasegawa, M.D., PhD
Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan
(Aware Electronics customer from the 1990s)
"Odawara is situated 290 km south west to Fukushima Nuclear facility"
"Normal range, depending on the location and altutude: 10-25µR/hr."
"In a jet at 30,000feet, it might be 300µR/hr"
For more updates, refer to Dr.Hasegawa's page entitled:
Radiation Monitor Yokohama, Tsuzuki-ku Japan Ambient dose rate (gamma) using an RM-60, Aware's USB-MSP and Aw-Radw:
"For the monitoring of nuclear radiation environment here at the station site in Weiningen (ZH) is a RM-80 dose rate meter from Aware Electronics is used.
"These units of RM series are used by various universities, professional bodies, and amateur stations are common to U.S. standards 2 tested and calibrated. The device can measure both alpha and beta, as well as gamma and X-rays.
"The meter is located along with the noise meter outside the building from rain and moisture under the roof in a protective box. There is no particular fan used to suck air to the alpha window (the unshielded part of the Geiger counter) is freely accessible and shows off the building.
"Every 60 seconds, the RM-80 transmits the measured values obtained by cable to the server station.
"The data are processed by the analysis software Aw Radw and as, among other things. Txt file saved. This text file is then transferred via FTP to the web server and wrote from there in a SQL database. No later than 5 minutes after their acquisition, the data can be accessed through our website. Displayed by default, the data from the last 60 minutes of the day, the last 24 hours, the current month and the current year.
Click the following link to check out the interesting interactive Flash radiation data graph:
Del Winiecki's Weekly Radon Levels in Electronics Lab:
A site on the Olympic Peninsula, Sequim, Washington:
A site in Chapel Hill, NC:
A site in North San Diego County,
A site in Rosman, NC:
Edmund Korffmann's real-time site in Rohrheim
Germany as part of his on-line weather station.
Edmund mentions in an E-Mail: "The new software (Aw-Radw) works perfect together with my weatherstation and the thunderstorm detection system. I use the ASCII output of the programm to create realtime graphs for my homepage using jpgraph a very easy to handle PHP script. (Note: European Date-Time format Day/Month/Year)
Additional sites in Germany:
Steinar also has an RM-G90 in his attic and notices a strong correlation between gamma levels and precipitation:
Washington DC area:
Meteozone near Washington DC:
Mckimzey's NF3V Havertown PA site uses an RM-80:
Radiation Monitoring From Somerset, Ca 95684:
Lumby, a small village in the southern interior of British Columbia, Canada:
Latham, New York, a hamlet of the Town of Colonie, located north of Albany:
A site east of Manhattan in New York City:
A "Glow in the Dark Goodness" site in Florida:
A site in Tuusula Finland:
A site in The Gallops / Dublin 18 / Ireland:
Aware Electronics RM-G90 Gamma plot from Norway:
Windows XP RAS Server (Remote Access
Server) An example of our newly developed micro RAS
RM Server (size of a small toaster oven) equipped with
nforce4 MB with heatpipes and SATA drive. Two built in serial
ports and a PCI eight port board make 10 serial ports. One of the
serial ports is plugged into an external US Robotics modem. Eight of our
RM-60 radiation monitors are plugged into eight of the serial ports.
Three of our 12 to 24 volt strobe light warning systems are plugged into
the same RM serial ports they alarm from. If the PC reboots the software
starts up automatically. PMI-30 NaI monitoring is to be added. For
the interest of viewers every day or so our office PC phones the server,
updates its copies of the rad data using Aw-Trace, prepares the graphs
then FTPs the gifs to our web server, at least until the system is moved.
At present it is near radiologic services and the peaks show
very low normal levels due to operations:
A real-time site running our Aw-Radw Windows progam
on a server in New Jersey. Note: Site will load only when UMDNJ allows internet access. (More info about this site is found below)
The above site is running on a server acting as a local server and an internet server and which is also running Aware Electronics software. The Aware Electronics software is composed of our 32 bit windows program Aw-Radw which, besides collecting the radiation data from the RM-60, once every two minutes automatically updates the graphs as seen on the website. See Aw-Radw Questions for more info. about using Aw-Radw to generate real-time graphs on servers for browsers.
More about the remote real-time
site with data displayed on our server:
This New York City site has been running continuously for over five years (almost three years before 9/11) without human intervention. It includes an HP 1000CX palmtop PC (a less expensive version of the HP 200LX palmtop PC), a PCMCIA modem and an RM-60. The palmtop PC is running our standard radiation collection software and our Aw-Fetch communications program, which are loaded automatically when the PC reboots. The modem is plugged into a phone line and our Wilmington DE PC automatically contacts the site using our Aw-Fetch program running in batch mode, updates its copy of the real-time radiation data, prepares the data and graphs using Aw-Graph's GIF feature in batch mode, then FTPs the information to our website.
The RM-60 and palmtop PC are located in a lower level office of the Jacobi Hospital, Nuclear Medicine division. Various small spikes in radiation level can be seen on the graphs as staff carry-out normal day-to-day activities.
This service is excellent for any private or public group that desires a secure real-time website display of radiation levels.
We can provide all that is neccesary, including our standard set of highly efficient Windows software along with custom scripts, to allow real time data and graphing of an unlimited number of radiation monitoring sites, completely contained within the clients set of networked PCs. Aware Electronics has experience setting up such systems and they have proven to be highly reliable and accurate.
Alternatively we can provide remote radiation data gathering sites that communicate with the client's (or our) server for display of the data on the internet or the client's private network, by-way-of the telephone system, as indicated in the diagrams above regarding the Bronx site, or by CSM modem.
A GSM modem is a specialized type of modem which accepts a cellular phone SIM card, and operates over a subscription to a cellular mobile operator, just like a cellular mobile phone. From the mobile operator perspective, a GSM modem looks just like a cellular phone.
If you or your client decide to try this service we are certain you will be very pleased with the results.