RADScout

Ruggedized Radiation Monitor

Photo of RADScout

RADScout is a ruggedized field and mobile spectrometry surveillance RadioIsotope IDentification Device (RIID) primarily designed for gamma radiation detection and monitoring in a variety of environments.

It can be deployed in a portable or backpack configuration and optionally fixed to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV). An external Global Positioning System (GPS) is included.

The RADScout records full spectra as well as real-time dose and provides selected identified radionuclide concentration calculations from spectra.

  • ANSI N42.53

    Design

  • 1 meter (~3 foot)

    Height Drop Test Design

  • IP54

    Design

Key features

  • Quick deployment – system stabilization within 2-3 minutes of cold start up
  • User-friendly interface and data acquisition system is Android™ mobile device or MS-Windows™ based (user choice)
  • Auto-calibrated using our multi-peaks algorithm by statistical presence of photo peaks from Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) in background – no radioactive sources are required.
  • Real-time positioning GPS allows the operator to follow a survey grid or way-points on a map

Neutron Detector Options

• Each Neutron Detector has excellent gamma rejection, and is equivalent to 100 mm x 13 mm Ø 3He at 4 atmospheres
• The Neutron Detector utilizes a state-of-the-art Silicon photomultiplier (SiPM) photo-sensor array and has a Thermal Neutron Sensitivity of >50% with a maximum throughput of 10,000 cps
• Operating Temperature of -10°C to 40 °C (14 °F to +104 °F)

RADScout-N1:
• Adds one (1) Ultra-compact High Sensitivity High Efficiency Thermal Neutron Detector to inside of a standard RADScout.
• Designed to alarm on 252Cf source per ANSI N42.53 that has an emission rate of ~20000 X 6 neutrons/s

RADScout-N3:
• Adds three (3) Ultra-compact High Sensitivity High Efficiency Thermal Neutron Detectors to inside of a standard RADScout.
• Designed to alarm on 252Cf source per ANSI N42.53 that has an emission rate of ~20000 X 2 neutrons/s

RADScout-N6:
• Adds six (6) Ultra-compact High Sensitivity High Efficiency Thermal Neutron Detectors to inside of a larger RADScout case (contact factory for dimensions).
• Adds 660 g (23.4 oz) to weight of larger RADScout (contact factory for weight increase information)
• Designed to alarm on 252Cf source per ANSI N42.53 that has an emission rate of ~20000 neutrons/s

Other Options

RADScout-Lite:
• Non-ruggedized case versions

RADScout-UAV:
• Adds UAV/Drone capabilities to RADScout:
• Laser Altimeter
• Maximum Altitude: 120 m (393 ft.)
• Mounting hardware and Instructions / Drawings (contact factory for specifics).

RADScout-ROV:
• Adds ROV capabilities to RADScout:
• Mounting hardware and Instructions / Drawings (contact factory for specifics).

RADScout-RF
• Adds Long Distance RF remote control real-time datalogger to RADScout
• Ranges: 100 m (328 ft.) indoor, 5 km (3.1 miles) outdoor

Photo of RADScout in Backpack beside user with mobile phone

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