Isotope Identification, RIID's, SPRD's, HPRD's and MCA's

The devices listed in this section are able to identify radioactive isotopes by analyzing the characteristic gamma emission spectra. Gamma-ray spectroscopy is the quantitative study of the energy spectra of gamma-ray sources, in the nuclear laboratory and nuclear process, and in geochemical, astrophysical and other radiation measurement contexts.

Hand-Held Radioisotope Identification Devices (RIID’s) take this another step further and are designed to identify the isotopic composition of radioactive sources. A RIID is typically a small, handheld device that is generally easy to use and deploy. The devices are often multipurpose/multitask instruments able to detect different forms of radiation and perform a variety of functions; used to search, detect and identify radioactive materials.

Personal Radiation Detectors (PRD’s) are small electronic devices that alert the wearer to the presence of radiation for the purpose of intercepting illicit radioactive materials. Some PRD’s, known as Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD’s), also measure the energy spectrum of the radiation to identify the radionuclide.

Human Portable Radiation Detectors (HPRD’s) are comprised of several radiation detection components placed inside a backpack or similar enclosure, along with an optional external control device. This equipment detects the presence of radiological and nuclear material in a wide area around the operator; due to the larger detector element and power source, the detection and identification capability of these devices are typically much greater than a Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD) or Radio-Isotope Identification Device (RIID)

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Radioisotope Identification Devices (RIID)

Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R425

Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R425

Excerpt - The new FLIR identiFINDER R425 is the next generation of the most deployed radionuclide identification device (RID), offering 360-degree coverage so you can locate and measure radioactive sources with confidence. It builds on FLIR’s trusted algorithms with advanced heuristics and hybrid identification techniques. With the familiar identiFINDER user interface and 3-button control, you can operate the R425 quickly, communicate results, and take command of any situation, in any environment, remotely.

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FLIR identiFINDER R700 BackPack Radiation Detector

FLIR identiFINDER R700 BackPack Radiation Detector

Excerpt - The FLIR identiFINDER R700 Backpack Radiation Detector (BRD) offers a hands-free capability for broad area radiological search and monitoring missions. The identiFINDER R700 provides the user all that is required to  successfully perform wide-area searches quickly, efficiently and confidently. Providing the ultimate versatility, the identiFINDER R700 can be placed for stationary monitoring at makeshift checkpoints, fence-line monitoring, and  other temporary screening locations. When coupled with radiation monitoring software, the identiFINDER R700 can be used as a fixed-site monitoring tool.

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FLIR identiFINDER R400

FLIR identiFINDER R400

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R400.  Formerly the ICX identiFINDER2 and Target Fieldspec, it is the most widely deployed radioisotope identification devices RIID in the world.   At half the size and weight of competitive radioisotope identification devices, RIID's, the R400 helps operators feel comfortable using the instrument. The Teledyne FLIR Systems (ICx Technologies) identiFINDER R400 is a logical next generation instrument based on the original identiFINDER.  With 15,000+ identiFINDERs deployed worldwide, inputs on how to improve this already excellent instrument have been few but valuable. The identiFINDER R400 is the result of taking these inputs and suggestions and adding them to the original instrument. The identiFINDER R400 uses the same algorithms that have proved themselves over many years of superb operation. The housing and three button, one hand operation is also the same.

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FLIR identiFINDER R440 Handheld RIID

FLIR identiFINDER R440 Handheld RIID

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems offers the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R440 Radioisotope Identification Device (RIID).  The R440 is a sensitive detection instrument for radiation survey and spectroscopy.  The FLIR identiFINDER R440 is a lightweight, sourceless radioisotope identification device (RIID) that delivers sensitive detection and fast results for routine survey or secondary screening response missions. The 2'x2' NaI (sodium iodide) detector responds to radiological threats from farther away, behind heavier shielding, and with better resolution than similarly-sized RIIDs. The extended energy range provides neutron indication. Its light weight makes single-handed operation easy on extended operations, while the IP67-rated enclosure is built to survive.The bold, easy-to-read interface with 360° EasyFinder™ mode expedites decision-making to keep personnel and the community safe.

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FLIR identiFINDER R500

FLIR identiFINDER R500

Excerpt - The identiFINDER R500 (formerly the radHUNTER) is an extremely sensitive and accurate digital hand-held gamma radionuclide identification device (RID). It is the culmination of over eight years of development of micro-miniature, digital signal processing electronics; operating power conservation; and advancements in the scintillation detector, radionuclide template matching identification algorithm. The radHUNTER development was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) / Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), Human Portable Radiation Detection System (HPRDS) program.

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SPIR-Ace

SPIR-Ace

Excerpt - The SPIR-Ace is a versatile Radionuclide Identification Device (RID) addressing all applications requiring efficient detection and identification of radiological threats in security applications, including civil defense, border security and customs. The SPIR-Ace offers identification performance beyond current standards for RIDs such as for heavily shielded isotopes, unbalanced mixtures of nuclides and Special Nuclear Material (SNM) masked by medicals or Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM) within a few seconds.

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Thermo RIIDEye X Handheld RIID

Thermo RIIDEye X Handheld RIID

Excerpt - Without the need for regular calibration and built to last with no need for repair and service, the Thermo Scientific™ RIIDEye™X Handheld Radiation Isotope Identifier offers you the lowest cost of ownership. The unique, patented QCC algorithm maximizes the scintillation detector capabilities. It resolves difficult to see low energy peaks by expanding the number of channels, while simultaneously compressing the high energy peaks which improves the signal-to-noise ratio.

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Thermo RIIDEye Handheld Isotope Identifier RIID | LAURUS

Thermo RIIDEye Handheld Isotope Identifier RIID | LAURUS

Excerpt - The RIIDEye from Thermo Scientific is an easy to use and very advanced handheld isotopic identifier. It provides precise, real time gamma source identification using the patented QCC technology. Effortless and uninterrupted operation is made possible due to a design that is ergonomic with the weight of the unit perfectly balanced at the mid point of the handle.

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SYCLONE

SYCLONE

Excerpt - The SYCLONE is a highly sensitive portable Gamma-Ray spectrometer capable of identifying single or multiple isotopes simultaneously. It is a highly accurate device for identifying single or multiple isotopes even with weak gamma emissions, and has accurate radiation dose assessment. The mechanical assembly of the SYCLONE is robust and designed for field applications where harsh environments are commonplace.

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GR-135/SYCLONE Upgrade/Retrofit

GR-135/SYCLONE Upgrade/Retrofit

Excerpt - RadComm has developed an advanced spectrometer technology that allows specific components of existing spectrometers to be retrofitted into RadComm’s State-of-the-Art SYCLONE series of portable RIID’s (handheld radio-isotope identification device). We now have the ability to upgrade and retrofit existing and potentially out of date or inoperable GR-135™ handheld spectrometers to the SYCLONE’s advanced technology.

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SpiR-ID LT

SpiR-ID LT

Excerpt - The SpiR-ID LT is an advanced RadioIsotopic Identifier (RIID); its “on-the-fly” identification capability makes it the fastest and most effective handheld instrument on the market for interdiction and inspection missions. The SpiR-ID LTs performance exceeds all current RIID standards (ANSI N42.34 and IEC 62327) for criteria such as identifying heavily shielded sources, unbalanced mixtures of nuclides, and Special Nuclear Material (SNM) that’s masked using medical or Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM).

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VeriFinder

VeriFinder

Excerpt - The VeriFinder is the latest handheld radio-isotope identifier (RIID) from Symetrica, built with Discovery Technology®, the market leading technology for handheld identifiers. The VeriFinder uses identification capabilities that have been selected by the US Government for Border Protection and Coast Guard missions based on ID performance, ease of use, and the built-in calibration that completely removes annual maintenance. Advanced algorithms enhance the performance of the gamma detection system and the optional neutron detector is 3 He-free, employing 6 Li:ZnS technology to achieve class leading handheld sensitivity.

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Raider

Raider

Excerpt - The Radiation Raider has been discontinued.  Please click here for updated solutions.

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GR-135 Plus

GR-135 Plus

Excerpt - The GR-135 Plus uses a variety of sophisticated techniques to accurately detect and identify nuclides. Users can define energy ranges to search for specific nuclides. The unit is easy to carry and use in one hand using the thumb joystick. Typical operations are simple and automatic. The large, backlit LCD display features auto-scaling and zoom for graphs, and can display text in many languages.

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FLIR identiFINDER Handheld RIID

FLIR identiFINDER Handheld RIID

Excerpt - The original FLIR identiFINDER (ICX, Target Fieldspec) handheld spectrometer (RIID) for locating and identifying radioactive isotopes.    The identiFINDER is a user-friendly instrument that identifies man-made and natural radionuclides and combines high sensitivity with a wide dose rate range. The instrument has a dual purpose design to facilitate locating missing or offending sources and then identifying the source via its gamma spectrometry and nuclide identification capability. The identiFINDER is a complete digital gamma spectroscopy and dose rate system. It integrates multi-channel analyzer, amplifier, high voltage power supply, and memory with an integral scintillation and GM detector.

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Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD)

Thermo RadEye SPRD Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector

Thermo RadEye SPRD Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector

Excerpt - LAURUS sells the Thermo RadEye SPRD Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector.  The RadEye SPRD provides radiation detection and isotope ID to border and port security and emergency response.  NBR is a technology used to eliminate fluctuating natural background levels while measuring radiation. This proprietary and patented technology is used to quickly differentiate between natural and artificial radiation.  It strips away any natural  background radiation that is registering, delivering you a more accurate result of artificial radiation levels.

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Thermo RadEye SPRD-ER Extended Range

Thermo RadEye SPRD-ER Extended Range

Excerpt - The RadEye SPRD-ER Personal Radiation Detector provides significant detector sensitivity for search and find, combined with accurate high dose rate radiation measurement, the SPRD-ER is a suitable Geiger counter for all users and may be the only radiation detector you need. The SPRD-ER radiation detector identifies the nature of the discovered material in a manner configurable for your operation or user skills.

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Thermo RadEye Gamma Neutron SPRD

Thermo RadEye Gamma Neutron SPRD

Excerpt - The Thermo RadEye Gamma Neutron SPRD uses a sophisticated spectroscopic Cs2LiYCl6:Ce CLYC to detect gamma and neutron radiation.  The CLYC detector allows for this in a pager sized instrument.  The performance of this can only be matched by much larger instruments.  These larger RIID's incorporate one detector for gamma radiation and a separate He-3 proportional counter tube for neutron detection.  When the SPRD-GN is scanning the environment, NBR strips away naturally occurring radiation from the environment.

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Thermo RadEye Spectroscopic SPRD Kit

Thermo RadEye Spectroscopic SPRD Kit

Excerpt - LAURUS offers the Thermo RadEye SPRD Spectroscopic Radiation Detector Kit.  A RadEye SPRD, compact belt holster, easy to use hardware and software.  Arrive at the scene with a compact tool set. Quick, efficient, and accurate radiation detection, nuclide identification and data management. The easy to use software is for PC-based data review and transfer. It also features a Lutetium Test Adapter for quick and reliable performance verification.  All this in a compact, robust transportation case ideal for first responders and emergency response teams.

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Interceptor

Interceptor

Excerpt - The Interceptor has been replaced by the identiFINDER R300 (nanoRAIDER). Please click below for more information and to learn more about this instrument.

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FLIR identiFINDER R300 Handheld RIID

FLIR identiFINDER R300 Handheld RIID

Excerpt - LAURUS features the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R300 (nanoRAIDER).  The identiFINDER R300 is a pager-sized Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector SPRD using Cadmium Zinc Telluride CZT .  The R300 is the world’s highest performing, pager-sized Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector SPRD. It provides continuous detection capability and full threat identification. The R300 can be deployed in place of existing Personal Radiation Detectors (PRD) with the added capability of identifying the radioisotope present. The simple two-button user interface facilitates expedited threat response. Visible, audible, and tactile alarms rapidly alert the operator via the easy-to-read color display. On-board Bluetooth®, web server, and GPS technologies make interagency communication easier than ever.

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FLIR identiFINDER R200 SPRD

FLIR identiFINDER R200 SPRD

Excerpt - LAURUS Systems features the Teledyne FLIR identiFINDER R200 Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD).  The identiFINDER R200 instruments are rugged, pager-sized SPRD's. They provide full ANSI N42.32 Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) compliance and feature next-generation solid state detector read-out technology that delivers ANSI N42.48 SPRD compliance with nuclide identification.  The R200-G detects gamma radiation and the R200-GN additionally provides neutron detection capability.

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MSpec

MSpec

Excerpt - The MSpec portable Fast Responding Gamma Spectrometer and Dose Rate Meter will instantly measure any material for the presence of radioactivity whether it is general waste, medical waste, or scrap metal. Operation of the MSpec is completely automatic once the easy-to-set operational parameters have been decided upon.

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microRAIDER

microRAIDER

Excerpt - The microRAIDER has been replaced by the nanoRAIDER™. Please click below for more information and to learn more about this instrument.

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Human Portable Radiation Detector (HPRD – Backpack)

SPIR-Pack Backpack Radiation Detector

SPIR-Pack Backpack Radiation Detector

Excerpt - The SPIR-Pack is a backpack based radiation detection system which provides an intermediate sensitivity between the handheld SpiR-ID (RIID) and the SPIR-Ident Mobile system (vehicle/ vessel/ aircraft detection and identification system). The SPIR-Pack can discreetly identify radioactive sources in a large perimeter. The SPIR-Pack can also pinpoint areas that are crowded or hard to cross with a vehicle (stadiums, train stations, airports, buildings, etc.). It is well-suited to source search operations.

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Thermo PackEye FHT1377 Backpack HPRID

Thermo PackEye FHT1377 Backpack HPRID

Excerpt - The PackEye FHT1377 provides survey teams with a tool for effectively addressing the problems of orphaned sources, radiological contamination, and maliciously introduced sources. By virtue of the proprietary NBR-technology (Natural Background Rejection) extremely low contributions of artificial gamma radiation are quickly detected, despite much larger fluctuations of the natural gamma background radiation.

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FLIR identiFINDER R700 BackPack Radiation Detector

FLIR identiFINDER R700 BackPack Radiation Detector

Excerpt - The FLIR identiFINDER R700 Backpack Radiation Detector (BRD) offers a hands-free capability for broad area radiological search and monitoring missions. The identiFINDER R700 provides the user all that is required to  successfully perform wide-area searches quickly, efficiently and confidently. Providing the ultimate versatility, the identiFINDER R700 can be placed for stationary monitoring at makeshift checkpoints, fence-line monitoring, and  other temporary screening locations. When coupled with radiation monitoring software, the identiFINDER R700 can be used as a fixed-site monitoring tool.

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