Sensinite products are designed to detect and measure all types of ionizing radiation.
Description of the Sensed by Sensinite technology and its benefits below.
BASIC CONCEPTS OF DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY
SEM scintillator is a proprietary sensor material developed by Sensinite. The SEM lies at the core of Sensed by Sensinite technology. It has the capability to convert alpha, beta, x-ray and gamma radiation to photons. In addition, a further version of SEM is also designed to convert neutrons.
SEM is rugged by design and can take vibration and shocks without any effect. It is also not hygroscopic and therefore humid environments will not affect its performance or life time.
SEM coupled with a light guide and a silicon photo multiplier makes a sensor element. This sensor element is patent pending technology and is behind the efficiency of Sensed by Sensinite radiation detector modules and detectors.
Sensinite has developed a system that is four times more efficient at
signal collection than a traditional method. This advantage in
combination with properties of the SEM scintillator will result in
thinner sensors that weight less, but can be built as a large area
spectroscopic detector unlike other existing technologies.
A detector module is a core product of Sensinite. The module consists
of a sensor, processing electronics and software. Processing
electronics are designed in-house and consists of an analogue-digital
converter, processor, power supply and I/O for additional add-on
The software in its basic configuration give the counts, calculates
the dose rate and tracks accumulated dose rate of gamma radiation. More
advanced configurations also measures the energy spectrum of the gamma source
and identify the source based on data stored on the radioisotope
library. In addition,the most advanced configuration the software also
gives the counts of neutrons.
MODULARITY OF THE SENSINITE DETECTOR TECHNOLOGY
Detector module and sensor element
The detector module is constructed as described above. By increasing
the number of sensor elements, it is possible to increase overall gamma
sensitivity of the detector module. Depending on the sensitivity
requirement the electronics may also be adapted.
Increase sensitivity by stacking the modules
The modules can be stacked in order to increase gamma sensitivity of the detector module. The natural limitation of stacking is when the detection efficiency hits 100 %.
Increase sensitivity by making larger area with sensor elements
The sensor elements can be arranged as a mosaic, increasing the gamma
sensitivity of the detector module. There is no theoretical limit in
Increase sensitivity both by adding sensor area and by stacking them
Maximum sensitivity is achieved by both stacking the sensor elements and adding to the sensor area.
IMAGING CAPABILITY OF THE DETECTOR
We have developed an imaging capability with gamma and X-rays for the module.
INTEGRATION WITH A MASTER DEVICE
The main components of the detector module, sensor element and electronics, are to be mounted inside of the master device. The method is decided based on the final design of the master device. Connection between the detector module and master device is done through common bus interfaces such as I2C, SPI, UART, USB, CAN, etc.
Data from a Sensinite master device can be presented in multiple
formats such as industry standardise XML formats, JSON, etc. and be
communicated using USB, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wifi, 3G/4G, industrial bus
standards, or military standard connector. Other options based on
customer requirements are equally possible. Sensinite can provide
integration with existing systems (such as ERP software) in customised
formats for this purpose as well. It is also possible for Sensinite to
provide a hosted API to simplify integration with existing services and