Vienna, Austria
  26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

P. Saull1 , L. Sinclair2 , A. MacLeod1 , J. Hovgaard3 , B. Krupskyy3 , P. Drouin4 , A. McCann2 , H. Seywerd2 , D. Waller4 , L. Erhardt4

1National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
2Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada
3Radiation Solutions Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada
4Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada


Gamma-radiation survey is likely to be an important component of an on-site inspection under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT Protocol Part II paragraph 69c). The Silicon photomultiplier-based Compton Telescope for Safety and Security (SCoTSS) provides mobile-survey isotope detection, alarming and identification, as well as concentration and dose-rate measurements for contour mapping. In addition, SCoTSS can produce an image of the radiation emitters in the environment, overlaid on an optical photograph. For operators, this is a graphic and intuitive product. The imager is especially useful in situations where restrictions apply to the available airspace. SCoTSS can show a gamma-ray image of an area to which inspectors are restricted from entry (as was experienced during IFE 2014). SCoTSS is a rugged instrument making use of field-proven crystalline scintillator gamma detectors with state-of-the-art miniaturized light collection and custom electronics. Operation and readout are identical to that already in use in CTBT on-site inspection aerial survey so that SCoTSS can function as a drop-in replacement. It is modular, available in a small form suitable for backpack survey and a large form suitable for aerial survey. In this presentation we will provide a review of the performance of the SCoTSS imager with particular attention to scenarios relevant to CTBT on-site inspection.

Session information

Start time: 27/Jun/2017, 16:00 (local time)

Duration: 15 minutes

Location: Hofburg, Geheime Ratstube