The new identiFINDER R700 Backpack Radiation Detector from Teledyne FLIR is an advanced mobile system that offers unparalleled capability for broad-area radiological monitoring missions.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has placed the first order for the device as part of its Helium-3 Alternative Implementation Backpack Program (HAIBP). Programmed out of the Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction office, the award spans nine months of product deliveries.
Building on the technology of the identiFINDER R440, the R700 offers increased sensitivity and speed for identifying radioactive threats using advanced spectroscopic algorithm and detection techniques.
The R700’s flexible and portable design allows users to configure the system as either a backpack or a stationary device, enabling mission sets from wide area searches to temporary checkpoints.
“The identiFINDER R700 gives public safety agencies a powerful new tool with unmatched capabilities to screen large areas for radiation quickly,” said Dr. David Cullin, VP for Detection Systems at Teledyne FLIR.
“With its connected mobile phone app and low profile backpack, radiation threats can be detected, identified and tracked discreetly at mass gatherings, transportation hubs, or public events.”
The identiFINDER R700 offers radiation detection capabilities in real-time and on-demand and can be monitored and controlled remotely using a mobile phone application. Built in wireless communications and a robust API also allow integration with user-deployed networks.
Teledyne FLIR began shipments for the HAIBP program in May. The R700 will be made available to other customers starting in Q3-2021.