The international monitoring network of radionuclide stations of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) has been built up for the last 20 years. This mature monitoring network has now reached a phase where a technology upgrade for some systems has become necessary. The Cinderella G2 is a commercial automated particulate air sampling system, due to replace the first generation Cinderella air sampler. This sampler is currently used at ~7% of radionuclide IMS stations, with some operating for over 15 years. Deployment of the second generation systems requires an integration of the commercial system into the IMS hardware and software environment. This PTS project aims to achieve this integration, simplifying and standardizing the technology for future deployments.
The new generation of automatized samplers.