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UGV collaboration blends X-ray detector with glass-free imager

10th November 2021 - 10:08 GMT | by Grzegorz Sobczak in Warsaw

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PIAP Fenix robot equipped with a fixed-mount XR150 X-ray generator and Xirós DR imager, pictured during the GSOF Symposium in Warsaw on 26-28 October 2021. (Photo: Grzegorz Sobczak)

Polish and US industry have developed a robot for EOD that includes a novel glass-free X-ray detector, which helps to reduce size and weight.

A specially adapted small UGV for EOD was among the innovations on display during the GSOF Symposium in Warsaw last month.

The Łukasiewicz-PIAP industrial research institute exhibited its lightweight Fenix robot fitted with the Xirós X-ray detector from US-based Logos Imaging, for defence and homeland security applications.

‘Xirós is the first glass-free DR [direct radiography] imager introduced to service,’ said Matt Harrington, sales director at Logos Imaging. ‘We replaced glass with plastic material without significant impact to resolution and sensitivity which is 3.5lp/mm [line pairs per millimetre resolution] with 140μm pixel size.’

He added: ‘Using [a] glass-free design, we could …

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