Visualisierung radioaktiver Strahlung in Extended Reality-Anwendungen

Visualising ionising radiation in extended reality applications

Bachelor thesis, Master thesis

Ionising radiation is an invisible danger. This is problematic for occupational safety in the nuclear sector. How can measured and simulated radiation be visualised in extended reality applications in a situation-appropriate and user-friendly way?

Ionising radiation is a potential source of danger in nuclear facilities. In order to ensure occupational safety in such areas, measurements are carried out to determine the radiation quantitatively and qualitatively. Permanently installed and extensively contaminated or activated components pose a particular challenge since they can hinder work processes. The distribution and intensity of ionising radiation can be simulated well on the basis of measurements and known material properties. As the radiation is invisible, the simulation results must be visualised. However, there is no standardised convention for this.

The aim of this thesis is to develop visualisation conventions for ionising radiation in extended reality applications, namely virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications. As part of a literature research, existing visualisation approaches are first to be identified and evaluated. In the second step, an own visualisation concept should be developed and exemplarily implemented on the basis of given test data for both VR and AR using the game engine Unity. For development and validation, it is intended to exchange ideas with experts from the field of nuclear technology, with whom contact can be established. The results of the thesis will help to design extended reality applications for nuclear facilities in a user-friendly way and, for example, to train specialised personnel for the safe dismantling of nuclear power plants.

Pascal Mosler, M.Sc.

Basic knowledge of the programming language C#, ideally prior knowledge of the game engine Unity

As of now

Visualisation of ionising radiation within a simulation