SET announces ARMAS FM5 at the National Business Aviation Association meeting
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – At NBAA’s 2015 meeting SET introduced the first professional aviation, real-time, portable, radiation monitor called the Automated Radiation Measurements for Aerospace Safety Flight Module 5. ARMAS FM5 allows pilot or remote operators to monitor the radiation environment from all sources, not just gamma-rays as with existing detectors. This helps extend pilot/crew careers and strengthens passenger safety. Owners can avoid costly fleet disruptions due to grounding if crew exposures exceed monthly or annual radiation limits due to one severe solar event.
ARMAS has flown successfully on over 100 NASA, NOAA, and NSF research aircraft flights since 2013. FM5 is FAA compliant as a stand-alone unit with no attachment to the plane. ARMAS FM5 contains a Teledyne micro dosimeter, GPS, Iridium, and Bluetooth chips in a rugged package slightly larger than a smart phone. Activating FM5 prior to boarding and with it stowed in an overhead bin, flight bag, or briefcase it measures the dose that crew and passengers receive at any altitude. The dose information is transferred to our smartphone app for display via Bluetooth, for career exposure monitoring, and for alerts of ongoing radiation events due to large solar flares.