The Raider is a state-of-the-art handheld instrument in a class of its own. It uniquely meets or exceeds the performance requirements of ANSI N42.34 (RIID) and ANSI N42.48 (SPRD) standards. The instrument utilizes an innovative array of solid-state CZT detectors and (optional) He3 tubes to provide superior gamma and neutron sensitivities resulting in a rapid detection, identification and verification of radioactive materials. The Raider is small enough and light enough to be held and operated with one hand and can be conveniently clipped to the user’s belt in the holster provided. Four buttons, two on each side, are all that are required to access every feature of this instrument. It is both water and drop resistant, making it rugged and ideal for strenuous operating situations.
The Raider records, displays, and analyzes spectral information in real time, providing quick and accurate radionuclide identification. This is made possible through state of the art micro-miniature electronics utilizing modern digital signal processing. A built-in GPS identifies the global position of the instrument and transmits this and other pertinent event information, including the spectra, identification results, picture and audio description of the incident, via its reachback capability using Bluetooth®. The Raider will operate for extended periods of time on easily accessible and replaceable, rechargeable or non-rechargeable AA batteries. An internal sensor determines the type of battery in use and enables or disables the internal battery charger as appropriate. It takes only moments to remove depleted batteries, replace them with fresh ones. An internal Polymer Li-Ion battery secures critical information and will operate the unit while the AA batteries are being changed, therefore no time or data is lost.