The Model RD-150 Vehicle Based Radiation Detection System offers users a quick integration of spectroscopic nuclear detection capability in existing response vehicles. Large volume, highly sensitive gamma and neutron detectors are integrated into shock-absorbent packaging for reliable mobile monitoring. The unified monitoring system is scalable with multiple detector point options in your existing vehicles. Results in simple form, backed by full spectroscopic reports and identification details, are available to the vehicle operator in real time.
The Model RD-150 VBRDS is uniquely flexible, allowing quick setup and transfer from different vehicles. The modular approach with independent detector packaging enables a plug-and-play simplicity to adapt vehicles to a particular application. Detector positioning enables optimized detection geometry for pinch points, freeway passing, lot scans or other clandestine monitoring requirements. The detector modules are tied to a comprehensive user interface running locally or remotely. Scalability of systems with this size and sensitivity is a first in the mobile detection industry.
The most popular User Interface option for the Model RD-150 is PeakAbout, the Berkeley Nucleonics Smartphone Application which conveniently illustrates isotope and isotope class-specific, color coded peaks and bar graphs. The app is free and included with all shipments of Berkeley Nucleonics’ Nuclear Detection and Isotope Identification products. The rich feature-set in PeakAbout includes GPS Tagging, photo/video report appending, pop-up isotope help and ‘Push-to-Reachback’ functionality. In addition to PeakAbout, users may elect to integrate alarms or push-functions to existing communications and reporting systems.
At the core of the Model RD-150 is a high-performance MCA featuring DSP electronics and a high-voltage control system for optimum dynamic range. The digital processor is supplemented with an analog anode output to enhance timing functionality. The processor is a 32-Bit RISC with excellent data acquisition and processing functionality. The entire electronic module is packaged in a shock-reducing enclosure. The photomultiplier tube and NaI detector are matched prior to final hermetic seal to ensure that efficiency is optimized.
The data processing and management is extremely efficient and leverages several proprietary processing and post-processing techniques. A unique Wavelet Transform gives users a strong confidence level on a wide range of isotopes without being limited to a peak search in a Region of Interest (ROI).
The concurrent background correction and background subtraction, two separate algorithm enhancements, give second-by-second analysis an unprecedented confidence. These enhancements are particularly useful with high-sensitivity (large volume) NaI and moving applications where background shifts are common.
In addition to powerful spectroscopic data analysis and reporting, the Model RD-150 with the included PeakAbout App interface gives users features to address the larger situational needs. The full ANSI N42 report can be quickly examined, and then “Pushed” to a management team, reachback office, or series of several incident support options. Users can easily suspend the data acquisition to take pictures and videos, thereby including situational inputs in the spectroscopic report. Additional software hosted in the users application gives real time tutorials on an isotope-by-isotope basis to add credibility to the users disposition options. This focus on the larger application requirements differentiates PeakAbout and BNC’s line of Nuclear Radiation Detection instruments.
|Detector||Gamma 2x4x16 Nal||Up to 3 Units/ Systems|
|Electronics||Digital MCA||32-Bit RISC, ARM Cortex|
|Conversion||12-Bit (65 Msps)|
|Data Buffer||54 Kbyte|
|Energy Range||0.010 - 3.0 MeV|
|Resolution||7% nom. FWHM @662 keV|
|Identification||ANSI Isotope List||Color Coded|
|ANSI Isotope Class||Color Coded|
|Real Time Response||<1 Sec, first 3 Isotopes|
|Algorithm||Proprietary Wavelet Transform|
|Background Correction||Real Time|
|Calibration||Multi-Peak, Automatic||Each Module Individually|
|Weight||58 lbs/ Detector Module|
|Vehicle Positioning||Self-Contained Enclosure|
|PeakAbout App (Recommended)|
|ANSI N42 Data Feed||Remote Access|
|Power||Battery, Internal Li-Ion||>24 hours|
|GPS Data||Report Based||Coordinate Tagged Reports|
|Radiological Mapping||Color-Contour Mapping|