Innovative lightweight solutions to combat any radiological threat (Radiological Threat Detection)

The deliberate or accidental release of radioactive material is an increasing threat to modern society. Terrorists fabricating and detonating a dirty bomb with radiological material is a common scenario for emergency services. Radiological material can be easily obtained from medical waste, research facilities, and other sources. Conventional or homemade explosives can be used to disperse the poisonous material over large crowded metropolitan areas.

bruker radiation probeRadiation Probe

The Bruker Radiation Probe is a gamma dose-rate detector that mounts to the superstructure and has IP66 protection. This detector outputs data over RS422 and can be integrated directly to any vessel’s IT system.

The Radiation Probe can be used in a wide range of applications including naval applications, vehicle applications and critical infrastructure protection. No preventive maintenance is required. No consumables are needed.

The expected financial and emotional impact of such an attack is enormous. This could easily affect the economy of an entire Nation. Unfortunately many authorities are no longer asking if this will occur, but Bruker Detection has developed innovative lightweight product solutions to combat any radiological threat.

Bruker SVGpsSVGps

The Bruker SVGps Radiation Survey Meter is a high precision, handheld system that uses a combination of Geiger-Mueller counting tubes and semiconductor detectors. The system includes a lightweight external probe that detects alpha-, beta-, gamma- and x-ray radiation simultaneously.

For users who need an extended range for beta-/gamma measurements, a dedicated probe is available as an option, which extends the upper detection limit by a factor of five. Neutron radiation is detectable with an optional probe. When either probe is connected, the SVGps recognises that particular probe and sets the measurement Parameters accordingly.

Key Applications

Key applications include direct use by the military, by civil defence and by first responders to assist in locating threats from ionising radiation. SVGps also has numerous civil applications in nuclear waste storage sites, nuclear power plants and radioanalytical facilities.