Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 217, p.106216 (2020)



Compton continuum, De-noising, Gamma radiation detection, Isotope-identification, Localization, Mapping fallout, Plume tracking, Radiation monitoring, Spectroscopy processing


This paper presents a review of up-to-date advancements in detection algorithms employed in radiation monitoring for generating radiation maps of ground contamination and tracking radioactive release into the atmosphere. Detection algorithms for true count processing, spectroscopy processing, and plume tracking are discussed in chronological order of development. Process steps of detection include height correction, solid-angle correction, background radioactivity correction, Compton continuum elimination, de-noising of gamma-radiation spectra, and recording of plume passage events.

Cite this Research Publication

K. A. Pradeep Kumar, Dr. Shanmugha Sundaram G. A., and Dr. T. Rajagopalan, “Advances in detection algorithms for radiation monitoring”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, vol. 217, p. 106216, 2020.