New Handheld Radiation Detector Brings Highly Sensitive Neutron Identification to Security Personnel
According to Thermo Fisher Scientific, security professionals seeking reliable radiation detection and identification for remote locations can now use a pocket-size search-and-find detector that is designed for high-sensitivity and accuracy. Because the new detector combines gamma and neutron detection, first responders and strike teams can now quickly locate a wide range of radioactive materials with a single device.
The Thermo Scientific RadEye SPRD-GN (spectroscopic personal radiation detector – gamma neutron) builds upon the family of RadEye personal radiation detectors. It is designed for use in both dynamic monitoring and isolated settings, including rural borders, on boats and on foot, that are not conducive to larger, fixed detection systems. The RadEye SPRD-GN incorporates a highly sensitive, dual sensing gamma and neutron detector. The advanced natural background rejection (NBR) technology continuously analyses the radiation field and easily differentiates between artificial or natural radiation.
“We designed our newest handheld radiation detector with ease of use in mind, so that chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense (CBRN) specialists, border inspectors and other first responders can minimise the size and number of tools required in the field,” Scott Masiella, portables and applications product manager, radiation measurement and security instruments, for Thermo Fisher Scientific, told Mönch. “The RadEye SPRD-GN complements our existing line of dependable personal detectors. It is a compact device designed for rugged environments to ensure that security professionals and the public remain safe from radiological threats.”
In addition to introducing the RadEye SPRD-GN, new features have also been added to the existing Thermo Scientific RadEye SPRD. The RadEye SPRD, designed for mass deployment by police officers and other first responders in large events, now includes:
- An intuitive on-screen interface that guides users toward fast, accurate results;
- An automatic identification mode designed to provide the isotope and class of artificial radiation within seconds of an alarm; and
- Intuitive, audible tones and vibration patterns that deliver the radiation location and type without the need to view the display.