The IDtectorTM is a hand held radiation detection system that implements our DNDO award winning Poisson Clutter Split (PCS) algorithm on the PSI-developed Advanced Processor for Scintillator (APS) board set. When coupled to an Android-based smart phone running our mDtector application, almost any commercially available scintillation detector can be operated “hands free” using a Bluetooth interface. Our PCS algorithm provides real-time detection and identification capability for up to 15 isotopes with a false alarm rate of < 1 in 4 hours. The algorithms provide both range and detection sensitivity at least 3 times better than the current “state of the art” detection algorithms developed at the DoE’s national laboratories and in use in many commercial detection systems.
Generation 1 of the system is currently available for test by selected users. Generation 2 of the system, available in the spring of 2015, will enable any configuration of scintillator material and PMT to be coupled to the APS board set to provide advanced detection capability with an Android smart phone.