The New Polaris-H™ Dual Use High Resolution Radiation Imaging Camera with Full Spectroscopy Capability Detects, Analyzes and Sees Radiation

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The New Polaris-H™ dual use High Resolution Radiation Imaging Camera with full Spectroscopy capability offered by NATS Incorporated is the next generation field instrument offering a full visual image of the radiation along with the capabilities for nuclide/isotopic Identification.

Polaris-H™ Camera

“All of our technology that we have—that I've worked with for 30 years—doesn't touch what this shows us.”-Cook Nuclear Plant

To see what you calculate is the best way to detect and analyze. That is why seeing is believing. Traditional radiation detection is limited to looking at numbers (dose rates/counts rates), or at best by energy spectrums (counts/energy). The ability to couple visual profile of what you detect takes us to a new level. That is what the Polaris-H™ gamma imaging spectrometer from NATS-H3D offers.

The Polaris-H™ is gamma-ray imaging spectrometer. This device is fast, portable and uniquely capable of meeting both customers’ gamma-ray spectroscopy and gamma-ray imaging needs. The system is easy to use with an included tablet for real-time interaction and a tripod for stable positioning. H3D’s post-processing software, Visualizer, allows for enhanced analyses, including quantifying activity, dose, and count rates.

Several reasons why the Polaris-H™ is superior are outlined below:

1. High-Performance Spectroscopy

The Polaris-H™ achieves <1% FWHM energy resolution at 662 keV. This is close to what HPGe (High-Purity Germanium) can achieve in the field, and sufficient to separate closely spaced isotope lines encountered in applications at nuclear power plants and similar facilities.

2. Omnidirectional Gamma-Ray Imaging

The Polaris-H™ can image gamma rays coming from any direction. It is not only sensitive in the direction the optical camera is pointing. Some competitors have a limited gamma-ray field of view, which limits effectiveness, as they need to know where the radiation is before they can image it.

3. Ease of Use

The user interface was designed with feedback from experts in the user-interface community and nuclear-power industry to convey all necessary information in real time. Wireless communication between Polaris-H™ and the tablet eliminates the hassle of long cables that are a risk for contamination. H3D’s post-processing software, Visualizer, is also easy to use to replay measurements and automatically generate reports of the results.

4. Fast Turn-on Time

Since the CZT (Cadmium Zinc Telluride) detector crystal operates at room temperature, the device is operational within minutes of turning on. Competing HPGe systems require several hours of cool-down time since they must operate at cryogenic temperatures.

5. Lightweight and Portable

The instruments weighs less than 9 lbs. It does not require additional equipment, such as a laptop. Even though a tablet is provided for real-time visualization of the data it can be operated independently using a start-stop measurement button on the system.

6. Easy Decontamination

The Polaris-H™ is air-tight and waterproof. If the system gets contaminated, it is easy to clean. This allows Polaris-HTM to be used in contaminated areas of nuclear power plants and other facilities without the risk of becoming contaminated.

7. All Inclusive Package

Everything you need is included with the purchase. A tablet with communication via Wifi, Bluetooth, and USB is included for real-time interaction with the system. A tripod is included for easy measurement set- up. Training is provided by experts from NATS/H3D. A two year, no-questions- asked warranty for hardware maintenance and software upgrades gives the customer piece of mind that the system will work stably for years to come.

Applications of the Polaris-H™ :

While the Polaris-H™ is mainly designed for use in nuclear power plants, there are several other applications as listed below:

1. Dose Reduction to Radiation Workers

2. Improve Shielding

3. Rapid Response to Critical-Path Work at Nuclear Power Plants

4. Finding Radioactive Particles in Clear Area

5. Locating Isotopes in Shipping Containers

Our Team believes “seeing is believing”. It is recommended that all potential customers request on- site demonstrations of the Polaris-H™ and any competing technologies.

The New Polaris-H™ is the next generation hand held radionuclide identifier which detects, analyzes and sees radiation! The visual profile of what you detect in a Nuclear Power Plant, radiation survey, or in security application leap frogs your ability beyond what has been traditionally used. Seeing is believing!

NATS Incorporated currently offers instruments and systems used in all aspects of nuclear radiation detection and analysis. These areas include nuclear spectroscopy, radiation dosimetry, health physics, environmental analysis and in medical applications.

NATS offers systems for Users in Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security Agencies, Customs and Border Patrol, National Atomic Energy Agencies, Nuclear Regulatory Agencies, Hospitals, and in Research Establishments worldwide.
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*Polaris-H™ is trade marked by H3 Incorporated . Related systems patent protected by: U.S. Pat No. 7,411,197 & U.S. Pat no. 7,9692,155 under license from the University of Michigan.

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