Mobile, Transportable Detection Systems
ORTEC’s line of gamma and neutron detection instruments are simple to use and designed for nuclear search and emergency response. Whether you need to search for elevated sources of radioactivity or to resolve whether an alarm is the result of cosmic background, radiation emitted from an industrial source, or from special nuclear material, with ORTEC’s top of the line detection systems, you can be certain of a correct answer every time.
The detection of illicit radioactive material is highly important in homeland security applications worldwide. There is great concern about Radioactive Dispersal Devices (RDDs), but the destructive power of these terrorist weapons is small compared to that of a nuclear explosion produced by an Improvised Nuclear Device (IND) or state-built nuclear weapon. Even a crude nuclear device could have an explosive power equivalent to 250 Kilotons of TNT. A nuclear explosion requires the presence of so-called Special Nuclear Material (SNM), which is, Uranium or Plutonium. The major technical challenge is to detect and identify SNM rapidly and with certainty. The most common approach to the detection of RDD or IND devices is through their gamma-ray signatures.
The Detective-Remote Nuclide Search and Identification System offers state-of-the-art real-time radionuclide detection and real-time nuclide identification for Homeland Security applications from a simple-to-operate user interface. It provides unambiguous results in "drive-by" or "fly-by" modes. It is also useful in certain stationary situations.
The Sodium Iodide Search System (NAI-SS) combines highly sensitive gamma and neutron search with GPS mapping and track, gamma nuclide identification, and background correction to limit false alarms. The expandable system can employ up to four NaI gamma and He-3 neutron detectors, and can be configured to meet any need.