Polimaster’s gamma-neutron personal radiation detector PM1401GNA is designed to detect the slightest amounts of the gamma and neutron radiation emitting materials especially in the extreme environment and the difficult-to-access areas. The optional telescopic extension tube can be used to protect the user from the radiation sources and/or inspect difficult-to-access areas. The instrument is equipped with a CsI(Tl) scintillation detector for detection of the gamma irradiation and a He-3 detector for detection of the neutron irradiation. The detector will alert the user if the radiation levels exceed the preset threshold values.
The PM1401GNA performs the following functions:
Detect gamma and neutron radiation sources, even if they are shielded;
Search for and locate the gamma or neutron radiation sources including nuclear weapons materials;
Alert the user of the presence of a radiation source through audible, visual and vibrating alarms;
Record and store data for up to 1000 events in the instruments’ non-volatile memory;
Transmit all recorded data to a PC via IR channel for the data processing and analysis.
Once the personal radiation detector PM1401GNA is turned on, it automatically starts taking measurements and storing the background radiation information. The instruments can detect even the slightest increase in radiation environment that causes the radiation levels to exceed the preset thresholds. The instruments’ advanced processing algorithm enables the user to update the background levels and setup the alarm thresholds, thus adjusting to the specific radiation environments and satisfying the requirements for the false alarm rate.
The PM1401GNA is additionally designed to ensure adequate adaptation to the background level so that the instrument can locate a radioactive source even in the changing radiological environments. For example, the detector is able to detect radiation sources when the background decreases due to radiation shielding or when the background radiation intensity is high requiring the source to be located among high radiation level.
The PM1401GNA has a hermetic and shockproof case and the LCD screen’s fluorescent backlight for easy operation even in the harshest, most unfavorable environments or weather conditions. The personal radiation detector is recommended for the use by first responders, security guards, police, customs officers and border patrol. No special experience or training is necessary to operate the instrument.
In addition to the functions of the PM1401GNA model, the PM1401GNB model has Bluetooth module for communication with PDA or laptop PC, equipped with Polimaster proprietary identification software, and can be used for the radioisotope identification of the radiation source.
The Bluetooth module allows user to be at a safe distance from the possible radiation sources while the PM1401GNB is operating. In that way, the instrument’s operator is being protected from the radiation exposure by distance.