Rapiscan Alarm Characterization Technologies

NORM rejection & isotope identification capabilities improve the efficiency and effectiveness of radiation inspection operation
  • Alarm Classification Discriminates NORM
  • Alarm Identification Identifies Likely Isotope
  • Automated Inspection Enhancements
  • Options Available with Rapiscan Vehicle Radiation Monitors

Rapiscan Alarm Characterization Technology improves the efficiency and effectiveness of vehicle radiation inspection operations. The real-time, state-of-the-art capabilities are implemented in the Alarm Classification and Alarm Identification options available with Rapiscan vehicle radiation portal monitor products. The addition of Alarm Classification capability increases inspection throughput and enables the operators to focus on finding radioactive materials of interest without the distraction of nuisance alarms due to Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM). The identity of the detected radioactive material is available with the Alarm Identification capability.

Alarm Classification
Rapiscan’s Alarm Classification technology uses enhanced electronics and Rapiscan proprietary software to distinguish and suppress alarms due to NORM. As a result, it minimizes time and effort wasted on evaluating nuisance alarms.

Alarm Identification
Rapiscan’s Alarm Identification technology uses sodium iodide gamma detectors and Rapiscan proprietary software to identify the likely radioactive material that caused an alarm during radiation inspection. It automatically finds radioactive material threats, including Special Nuclear Materials and medical and industrial isotopes that can be used in a dirty bomb. Alarm identification reduces the need for a secondary inspection to identify radioactive materials.

Radiation Inspection Operation
The Alarm Characterization technology is fully compatible with Rapiscan vehicle radiation monitors, which have been proven during years of reliable operation worldwide. The addition of this technology offers the practical benefit of decreasing the time and cost of vehicle radiation inspection. Operators require no special technical expertise to interpret the inspection results, which are displayed on easy to use Rapiscan remote alarm devices.







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