Microspec-6


Overview

BTI’s MICROSPEC-6 is a powerful, portable spectroscopic survey system for the detection, identification, and measurement of ionizing radiation.  This rugged system features multiple modes to address a broad range of missions, including dosimetry, spectroscopy, and radiation mapping. The system is compatible with BTI’s advanced suite of fully-spectroscopic gamma, neutron, X-ray and beta probes—a feature which makes the MICROSPEC-6 one of the most versatile portable spectroscopy systems available.

Like previous generations of proven MICROSPEC radiation detection systems, the MICROSPEC-6 is simple to use in the field and provides both basic and advanced information so that users can make the right decisions at the right time. Spectroscopic data provides isotope identification, while real-time dose-rate mapping provides actionable information to guide search and emergency response missions.

OPERATING MODES

Dosimetry:

  • Dose rate and cumulative dose in both mrem and µSv units
  • H*(10), H’(0.07,0°), H’(3,0°) dose conventions
  • Region-of-interest specific dose
  • Two level audio/visual alarms

Spectroscopy:

  • Automatic peak search and isotope identification
  • 1 second spectrum update
  • Dose and dose rate information
  • Region-of-interest dose

Mapping:

  • On-board GPS
  • Full spectrum available at each measurement point
  • Scalable grids for map display
  • Spectral region-of-interest mapping

Technical Specifications

  • Analyzer Size 27.9 x 22.9 x 4.8 cm (11.0 x 9.0 x 1.9 in); 2.9 kg (6.5 lb)
  • Tablet Size 17.8 x 14.0 x 6.4 cm (7.0 x 5.5 x 2.5 in); 1.1 kg (2.5 lb)
  • Probe Size 1.5 to 4.0 kg (3.3 to 8.8 lb) (Varies with probe type)
  • Power Type Built-in rechargeable NiMH battery or external 12-32 V power supply (selectable)
  • Power Runtime >16 hours, fully charged
  • Power Charger 110 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz autosensing
  • Operating Temperature -20 °C to +40 °C (-4 °F to +104 °F)
  • Storage Temperature -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to +158 °F)
  • Gamma NaI (various sizes); 50 keV to 8 MeV (see Microspec Gamma Probes)
  • X-Ray NaI with Be window; 5 keV to 200 keV (see Microspec X-Ray Probe)
  • Beta Phoswich scintillator; 100 keV to 3 MeV (see Microspec Beta Probe)
  • Neutron Liquid scintillator and 3He counter; Thermal to 20 MeV (see Microspec Neutron Probe)
  • Options RS232-based transceiver system for remote control and data acquisition

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