Arktis Radiations Detectors has developed a new flat panel gamma (FPG) detector which it says will significantly improve significantly the capability for detecting radioactive sources in a variety of applications.
The slim form factor of Arktis’ new detector means that gamma detectors can now be placed in areas where it was previously unfeasible or untenable for cost reasons. The size, weight and power requirements of the FPGs will increase the locations where the detectors can be fitted. This type of detector allows operators to distinguish dangerous radioactive isotopes from benign ones.
The technology brings advantages to several market segments. FPGs can be fitted in security equipment that allows for the detection of radioactive sources, while one of the most intriguing concepts is “Sensing Walls”, where detectors are concealed behind walls or billboards.
Integration into other systems is enhanced by having signal processing on board the detector. Successful trials have already been carried out in drone applications, where sensitivity per payload is key.