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)

identiFINDER R400

identiFINDER R400

Excerpt - The FLIR Systems (ICx Technologies) identiFINDER R400 is a logical next generation instrument greatly 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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identiFINDER R425

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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identiFINDER R440

identiFINDER R440

Excerpt - 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 2x2 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.

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identiFINDER R500

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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RIIDEye-X

RIIDEye-X

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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RIIDEye

RIIDEye

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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Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector (SPRD)

RadEye SPRD

RadEye SPRD

Excerpt - The RadEye SPRD provides first responders and law enforcement teams like border guards or special forces with high performance detection and radionuclide analysis for any scenario. Metal recyclers and producers that need to detect, locate and identify orphan radionuclides in their incoming scrap material can now add an additional level of security, using the RadEye SPRD.

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RadEye SPRD-ER

RadEye SPRD-ER

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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RadEye SPRD GN

RadEye SPRD GN

Excerpt - The RadEye SPRD-GN uses a sophisticated spectroscopic Cs2LiYCl6:Ce detector that is both gamma and neutron sensitive to achieve its pager size. The performance of this can only be matched by much larger instruments that incorporate one detector for gamma radiation and a separate He-3 proportional counter tube for neutron detection.

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RadEye SPRD Kit

RadEye SPRD Kit

Excerpt - Arrive at the scene with a compact tool set for quick, efficient, and accurate radiation detection, nuclide identification and data management. The RadEye™ SPRD Spectroscopic Radiation Detector KIT bundles a RadEye™ SPRD with a compact belt holster, easy to use hardware and software tools for PC-based data review and transfer, and a Lutetium Test Adapter for quick and reliable performance verification all in a compact, robust transportation case ideal for first responders and emergency response teams.

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PDS 100GN ID

PDS 100GN ID

Excerpt - The PDS-100G/ID and PDS-100GN/ID are the most recent evolution of the gamma and gamma/neutron radiation detectors offering embedded spectrum acquisition and identification. these sensitive pocket-sized devices are designed to detect, locate, quantify and identify radioactive sources to discriminate on the spot, Naturally Occuring radioactive Material (NORM), main medical isotopes against industrial sources or Special Nuclear Materials.

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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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identiFINDER R300

identiFINDER R300

Excerpt - With the highest detector resolution available in a pager-sized device, the identiFINDER R300 (nanoRAIDER) virtually eliminates the false alarms and false positives that are so common to personal radiation detectors. With both detection and identification capabilities available in a single, rugged device, those on the front lines of homeland security can trust the identiFINDER R300 to make their job easier.

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identiFINDER R200

identiFINDER R200

Excerpt - The FLIR identiFINDER R200 instruments are rugged, pager-sized Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD). 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

SPIR-Pack

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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PackEye FHT1377

PackEye FHT1377

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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