PRD PM1703GNA-II (PM1703®) is a brand-new personal gamma-neutron radiation detector, which has such competitive features as compact size, user-friendly interface, low-energy operation, waterproof and shockproof case combined with extremely high sensitivity.
Instrument continuously monitors the environment for radiation and alerts the user with a visual, audio and/or vibrating alarm if a radiation source is detected or any of preset radiation thresholds are exceeded.
The instrument can be used in both indoor and outdoor environments for detection and localization of gamma and neutron radiation sources and measurement of dose equivalent rate (DER).
As well as previous well-known modifications of PRD PM1703 series (PM1703®) , PM1703GNA-II (PM1703®) continuously monitors the environment for radiation, evaluates dose equivalent rate (DER) and alerts the user with a visual, audio and/or vibrating alarm if a radiation source is detected. The readings of the instrument are displayed in counts per second for both neutron and gamma detectors and the search algorithm based on background calibration is used. The Instrument has “Mode 0…9” , which is designed to display the current level of gamma radiation background in the form of digits from 0 to 9. Instrument is equipped with 6LiF/ZnS-screen based neutron detector, which complies with ANSI N42.32-2016 requirements.
All operations history is stored in the instrument non-volatile memory (up to 1000 data points), protecting the data even when the battery is removed. The stored data can also be transferred to the PC via USB interface. Storing data format is designed to meet ANSI N42.42.
PM1703GNA-II is manufactured in two versions:
– has a neutron detector based on scintillator 6LiI(Eu) and fully complies with ANSI N42.32-2006 requirements
– has a 6LiF/ZnS-screen based neutron detector and complies with ANSI N42.32-2016 requirements
Optionally PM1703GNA-II can be equipped with holster that provides additional protection for the instrument from weather, dust and occasional drops. It can be also fixed on the waist belt using belt loop.
This algorithm allows excluding alarm signal when the natural gamma background value increases and Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) are detected. If NORM are detected - green indication light is given. In the case the other radionuclides types (IND, NUC, MED) are detected, red indication light and sound alarm are activated.
Instrument is designed for everyday use in both indoor and outdoor environments by first responding communities: emergency services, customs and border patrol, police.
Storing data format is designed to meet ANSI N42.42.
Complies with ITRAP/IAEA requirements, ANSI 42.32-2016 and IEC
|Sensitivity, gamma radiation: for 137Сs, no less for 241Am, no less||
100 cps per µSv/h (1 cps per µR/h)
200 cps per µSv/h (1 cps per µR/h)
|Sensitivity, neutron radiation: for Pu - α-Be for thermal neutrons||
0.035 counts x cm2/neutron
1.2 counts x cm2/neutron
|Energy range||from 0.033 to 3.0 MeV|
|Energy range: neutron||thermal to 14.0 MeV|
|Dose equivalent rate (DER) measurement range||0.1 – 70 µSv/h (10 µrem/h – 7000 µrem/h)|
|Accuracy: at 137Cs||± 30% (in range 0.1 – 70 μSv/h (10 – 7000 μR/h) )|
|Response time: in seconds||0.25|
|Alarm Type||visual, audible and vibration|
|Data recording||1000 data points|
|Drop test on concrete floor||0.7 m (2.3 ft) without cover 1.5 m (4.9 ft)|
|Power supply||One AA size alkaline or rechargeable battery (2700 mAh recommended)|
|Battery lifetime: Up to||900 hours|
|Operating temperature||-30 to+50°C (-22 to +122°F)|
|Humidity||up to 98% at +35°C (+95°F)|
|Dimensions||87x72x32 mm (3.43 x 2.81 x 1.25 in.)|
|Weight||no more 240 g.|
|Operating system requirements||Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 or higher.|