-RA — a portable radiometer for smartphones and mobile phones.

Interview about "-RA" — www.do-ra.ru

           

Please tell us how to develop your project-RA?

        

 

The project team has done a tremendous job in the technical part of the project and in the software and the license part of it. But first things first. 

At the end of January 2012 we have developed a series of unique prototypes of portable, compact device family-RA, programs written for the majority of mobile OS platforms and obtained the Certificate for the right to possession of the family of programs DORA.Soft. All of these programs are available on the Internet key supermarkets and on the corporate website developer www.intersofteurasia.ru.

Our team has passed most of the way for the development of design documentation for serial production-RA, selected plant for the production-RA, obtained a license key developer of key overseas manufacturers of mobile equipment.    

 

How did you manage to reduce the size of a conventional dosimeter?

 

We did a good job in the end got a very compact mobile dosimeter-radiometer in the prototype to-RA.005. It measures 57 mm x 9 mm x 11 mm, which is only 5,643 cubic meters. See miniature size of the device-RA we managed to get just by using a compact counter radiation SBM-21, type Geiger-Muller counter. Dimensions meter itself is small — diameter 6 mm, length 15 mm. Large size of the device is not achieved, including through the use of in-RA is a modern element base.

In the scheme of SMD devices were used by cells of size 0402, and a microprocessor in the sub-miniature body, having only 8 pins. The transformer voltage converter used in modern magnetic materials. Miniaturization-RA is achieved by providing a device power-RA from the microphone input, that is, from the board of the smartphone. Because of this we have given up the built-in-RA is the power source for a number of models, whether AA-batteries or rechargeable batteries. After consumption of DORA.005 smartphone is not large, only 350-400 mA.

           

Were there any problems with the stability of the device-RA?

 

In the prototype to-RA.005 we managed to get a stable operation of the device via signal path through the telephone jack (audio jack), in particular, for all models of iPhone, 3G, 3Gs, 4, 4s., As well as for the iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch and more to more than 20 models of devices from other manufacturers.   

A possible drawdown of the supply voltage, then reset the processor, we decided to use a processor with a lower supply voltage, and thanks to high-quality electronic components, with low leakage currents. Finally found a stable balance in the case of the standard and not expensive processor-RA is running smoothly and deviations.

 

What is the speed of data transmission through the audio jack on your smartphone?

 

The data rate, on the basis of our protocol is — 2kBit / s. This is enough to a device-RA transmit various measurements, in particular, the equivalent dose, dose rate, with its GPS coordinates, as well as data for the personal account online and much more. This data rate is consistent with the parameters of sound paths for almost all types of smartphones, tablet computers and other equipment we studied.

 

Are you ready for ways to transfer data, or come up with something different?

 

 Transmission technology known, but the protocol is still his. Actually, it we’re going to patent it in conjunction with a device-RA. For data transfer we use a frequency shift keying (FSK). Source sinusoidal signal is generated by a microprocessor device.

Using FSK provides stable operation of the data channel in the presence of the sound path smartphone automatic gain control system and various filters. Data transfer protocol optimized to ensure the lowest possible power consumption for the transfer of all relevant information.

The measured device-RA values of background radiation (dose), dose (equivalent dose) due to the above protocol is transmitted over the audio path through the audio jack on the processor smartphone. Further, the resulting signal is processed and rendered as a graphic display on the monitor mode smartphone dosimeter and radiometer.

 

Checked whether your dosimeter-radiometer in "field" conditions, in particular in nuclear power plants or in areas contaminated by radiation?

 

Before the plant we have not got, as this sensitive sites. In areas contaminated by radiation, too, let not all. Though, it will be necessary to negotiate with the Diggers or stacker and to make discoveries? It was they climb everywhere, they are all possible.  

We also tested our device-RA on board civil aircraft from France, Chambery, Russia, Domodedovo, the flight time 3 hours 30 minutes. and Moscow-Minsk-Moscow flight time 1h. 15 minutes. In the first case, on the ground at the start of the background was 0.10 mSv / h at an altitude of 10.7 km. background in the salon was 1.35 mSv / h.

In just three and a half hours, the equivalent dose was 4.37 mSv. In the latter case, the results were similar, but at a height of about 10 km. (No navigator in the passenger compartment, it is reported altitude) was recorded on the background radiation 1.62 mSv / h. in the airplane (weaker protection). And for the short flight Minsk-Moscow dose was slightly more than 1.0 mSv. All this miserable dose to the body if they are checked against NRB-99/2009-radiation safety standards for the population.   

We also conducted experiments using available means old compasses German and Soviet production of the Great Patriotic War. In older instruments, such as compasses, marked on the dial numerals special dyes, which included a radioactive radium mixed with zinc sulfate, creating an inner glow — radioluminescence. In this case, the testimony of our DO-RA compared with the industrial dosimeter having officially verified and certified. Indicators were close, within + / -10%.

 

Is there a-RA with an independent power source, because not all smartphones and mobile phones can "let" you on board on nutrition?!         

 

In the prototype to-RA.004, with dimensions 57mm x 9mm x 20mm = 10.26 cu. See analogue version DORA.005, a power source in the form of a lithium polymer battery. Its capacity of 130 mAh battery allows the device to work-RA.004 per charge for more than 200 hours in continuous scanning mode.

In the future, in the case of an agreement with the manufacturers of smart phones, mobile phones, handheld devices, tablet computers, laptops, navigation devices and other device-RA will turn into a standard microchip inside these devices. A radiation sensor is similar in configuration to the smartphone’s camera window, ie its linear dimensions will not exceed 5 mm.

 

You are currently using in your-RA standard Geiger-Muller, created by our industry back in the 60s., And if you have, that something new?!

 

Now in the machine-RA.001 — Do-RA.005 actually used by the type of radiation counter Geiger-Muller counter. Domestic sample of such a counter in a limited number of releases Russian industry is SBM-21 and SBM-21-1.

Figuratively speaking, this lamp (bulb) with injected into the composite of various inert gases. The anode of such a counter is tungsten tube, and through which gas is injected. Cathode of the
counter is a special metal holder in which this bulb is inserted and fixed by a special hardener. The cathode in this case is, in fact, the protection counter glass bulb against mechanical damage. We refer to the first embodiment of the device-RA "vacuum-tube", because the counter is, in a sense, the light bulb.

In parallel with the development of "tube" prototypes-RA, we have come close to patenting a special radiation sensor is not expensive. Its main component is silicon (Si) and the sensor will be called DoRaSi. Application for the invention of the utility model sent to Rospatent just before New Year 2012. This realization of the device-RA is the provisional name "semiconductor" version.

The next version, after the semiconductor will be version-RA with a sensor based on graphene. A utility model patent radiation sensor based on graphene nanostructures obtained by November 20, 2011, patent number 110505. This sensor is a major technological groundwork for the development of a family of devices-RA. 

 

In this age of energy saving, what can you say about power-RA?

 

The device-to RA.005 with our team we have achieved a very economical power consumption, continuously measuring the radiation levels of 350-400 mA. from catering iPhone. If the scheme to complement RA.005-standard lithium polymer battery used in devices Hands Free with 130 mAh, this is enough energy to run the device-RA at full charge for 350 hours of continuous operation (not including losses). In reality, it is guaranteed 300 hours of continuous work-RA-line measurements. Such power characteristics-RA did not leave a chance for our competitors.

If we consider the particular case when working to-RA.005 continuously, without a battery, from catering iPhone-4, while its estimated recharge IPhone does not decrease by more than 1%.

           

 

Based on your design, the device-RA put on the iPhone from the top, as it will work with tablets and laptops that form?

 

Our designers developed ergonomic solutions body-RA when it is connected via a phone jack (audio jack) and via USB-port versions for IPhone-4, 4s. Work is underway to design the device-RA for other types of smart phones.

For a part of smart phones and mobile phones will be developed special body-RA, suit with their own design specific device. They are similar to the principle of connection as in case of the iPhone.  

We have also developed an ergonomic, versatile design DORA.uni, suitable to any smartphone or mobile phone, as well as to all TABLET PC, netbooks and laptops, with a combined package of audio-jack. Soon DORA.uni appear on our site, as new, original design solution for most mobile devices.

 

And when you can actually touch and test your device-RA?

 

As of today, March 24, 2012 completed the design documentation (DD) for the first prototype devices-RA, which is produced by batch of 50 samples. Currently underway device configuration-RA for normal operation when pairing them with smartphones of Apple, but it was under iPhone-4, 4s.

Under favorable conditions in the production process and adjusting devices-RA, the first batch of mini radiometer will appear in the middle of April 2012 Next 2-3 months can go for certification and testing-RA. We will certainly try to shorten it. Still, commercialization of products in large quantities can be expected not earlier than mid-2012.  

 

          

Current affairs Project "-RA":

 

1. The operator of the project "-RA" of "Intersoft Eurasia" in mid-January 2012, the Fund "Skolkovo" Cluster on nuclear technology grant of $ 1.35 million rubles. This event is actually a skill assessment of the project, as a market and innovation.

2. Signed a contract with Europe’s largest Design Centre "Promwad" to develop industrial design, layout devices in buildings, in general, the design unit-RA for industrial production.

3. As a result of research and development of "Intersoft Eurasia" together with "Promwad" the bilingual Russ. and Eng. appeared design documentation (CD) by international standards. CD will take into account the international nomenclature of components, with reference to a number of international industrial parks in Russia, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, South Korea.

3. An agreement was reached with the plant "Altonika" in Zelenograd on the production-RA. So based on the future of the product CD-RA will be issued in an amount up to 1.0-1.5 million units per year. The negotiation is already preparing for the production of devices-RA.   

 

4. In Japan, there was a promising source of sales-RA in the amount of up to 10.000 pcs. month. 

5. Opened an office in Japan for the analysis of the main buyers of the product-RA. In particular, the number of state-owned companies (Prefecture, the Ministry), chain supermarkets, specialty stores and online electronics stores online.   

6. JSC "Intersoft Eurasia" continues to search for the producers concerned in Japan from among the largest companies Sony, Fujitsu, and others to implement device-RA in the Japanese market.

 

The patent phase.

 

 RF patent number 109625 for a utility model mobile dosimeter-radiometer (on the device itself-RA) and the Patent number 110505 for a utility model radiation sensor based on graphene nanostructures.

Regional completed phase of registration of patents, filed an application in the United States, China, Japan and the Ukraine at the end of 2011.

In the process of registration is an application for a utility model for a new, not expensive DoRaSi sensor and method for measuring radiation.

 

Licenses and qualifications of our developers-RA.

 

1.Litsenziya software developer Apple iOS (Apple iOS Developer License)
http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
Licensee: Vladimir Yelin
2.Litsenziya software developer Apple MacOS (Apple Mac Developer License)
http://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.action
Licensee: Vladimir Yelin
3.Litsenziya developer’s Windows Phone (Microsoft Windows Phone Developer License)
http://create.msdn.com/
Licensee: JSC "Intersoft Eurasia"
4.Litsenziya software developer Android (Android Developer License)
https://market.android.com/
Licensee: Vladimir Yelin
5.Ofitsialny partner Microsoft (Microsoft Partner Network)
https://partner.microsoft.com/
Licensee: JSC "Intersoft Eurasia"
6.Programma Developer peripherals Apple Made For iPod (MFi)
https://mfi.apple.com
Licensee: JSC "Intersoft Eurasia" (pending)

7.Litsenziya the manufacture and repair of measuring instruments in the field of radiation control.

Licensee: JSC "Intersoft Eurasia"

 

Receive a certificate for the right to possession of the original software package DORA.Soft, issued "Federlnym Institute of Industrial Property of the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks":

  • DO-RA for iOS
  • DO-RA for Google Android
  • DO-RA for Windows Phone
  • DO-RA for JavaME
  • DO-RA for Windows, Linux, MacOS

 

List of Operating Systems and devices that have passed the test with the devices-RA and programs for them DORA.Soft.

 

A group of developers and programmers of "Intersoft Eurasia" carried out extensive work on the testing, inspection and adjustment of hardware and software solutions for device family-RA. The test results obtained stable operation of devices-RA for different operating systems and some electronic devices.

 

Apple iOS

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  • iPhone 3G                                                             
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  • iPhone 3Gs
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  • iPhone 4
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  • iPhone 4S
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  • iPod touch
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  • iPad
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  • iPad2

Google Android 2.x

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  • Samsung Galaxy S2
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  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
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  • Samsung Galaxy S
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  • HTC Desire
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  • HTC Desire HD
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  • HTC Sensation 4G
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  • LG Optimus One
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  • LG GT540
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  • Sony Xperia X10

JavaME

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  • BlackBerry Bold 9700
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  • Nokia N97-1
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  • Nokia C7

 

Google Android 2.x

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  • Samsung Galaxy S2
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  • Samsung Galaxy Ace
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  • Samsung Galaxy S
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  • HTC Desire
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  • HTC Desire HD
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  • HTC Sensation 4G
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  • LG Optimus One
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  • LG GT540
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  • Sony Xperia X10

Google Android 3.x

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  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
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  • Asus EeePad

Windows Phone 7

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  • Nokia Lumia 800
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  • HTC Mozart

Windows, Linux, MacOS

  •   Toshiba Qosmio
  •   Asus EeePC
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  • Apple MacMini
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  • Sony Vaio

 

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