F500
F500
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It's bigger on the inside

For the first time, a 2”x 2” size detector is combined with high precision, high-speed digital electronics in an ergonomic lightweight enclosure.

The Target F500 is an ultra-compact rugged sensitive Radionuclide Identifying Device. It provides superior usability by offering a wider energy range, higher throughput, and better stability in a wearable hand-held. The F500 is 3.5x more sensitive than other general all-purpose RIDs and provides up to 10% better resolution. The novel design features a water-tight aluminum housing and is small enough to be worn on a belt.

Dimensions:
92 mm x 232 mm x 88 mm (3.62“ x 9.13“ x 3.46“)

Weight:
<1,300 g (<2.86 lbs)

F500
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An overview of enclosure size, detector size and weight of comparable Radionuclide Identifying Devices (RIDs) on the market.
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Quantum Gain Stabilization

The stabilization of the F500 is the only one in the field of RIDs, that does not require any built-in source or LED.

The novel patented stabilization is based on the measurement of the photon noise charge and compensates immediately and automatically gain shifts and temperature effects. The main advantages of this new method are:

  • No internal radioactive stabilization source is "blinding" the instrument.
  • No buggy LED light emitter can compromise the stabilization.
  • Superior stability in every situation

The consistent performance of the F500 under all conditions and environments, while maintaining the highest accuracy in the results, reduces false positives and expedites decision-making in the field.

F500
The web interface with a 10 MeV Thorium spectrum with few cosmic events.
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Only one detector for a wide gamma range

Highly sophisticated analog and digital electronics make it possible for the first time to measure a wide gamma dose rate range without an additional gamma-tube-counter.

The wide energy range from 10 keV to 10 MeV and a dose rate capability of 100 mSv/h is indispensable when it comes to field operations dealing with unknown threats. Minute radiation levels can be detected earlier, quicker and with higher accuracy than with other comparable hand-helds. Strong radiation sources are measured and identified even at mega-count per second input rates.

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Only one detector for gammas and neutrons

The F500 is able to detect neutrons without an additional 3He detector.

F500 Versions with NaIL or CLYC detector deliver reliable neutron count rates. Even the standard version with NaI detector is able to detect the presence of neutrons.

F500 Detector
2" x 2" NaI detector with electronics
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The trailblazing Finder

The newly developed Pointer mode supports the operator in searching for radioactive sources.

By alternating radial scanning, turning and moving forward the F500 collects and interprets data, then pinpoints the exact location of a source so everyone can easily navigate and respond to threats.

Easy Finder
Easy Finder
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Perfect usability in any position

Despite its ergonomic shape, the F500 can be safely placed on a table by turning it upside down.

When placed in this position, the F500 rotates its display content, but leaves the button labelling next to the buttons. In this way, the F500 can be operated easily and safely even when standing upside down on the desktop.

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IP68

Rugged Construction

Designed to withstand the toughest applications.

The hermetically sealed waterproof device is well suited for its mission on land, on water, and even underwater to 10 meters diving depth and survives drops from a height of 1 meter.

IP68

Easy Maintenance

Connect to the F500 via the integrated web interface.

Its multiple interfaces and the built in web interface allow reach-back operation. The interfacing mechanism also provides for secure remote maintenance and remote operation of the instrument. All measurements saved on the instrument (32 GB storage capacity) can easily be transferred without special software.

The spectrum page
The spectrum page
Data base entry for a dose rate alarm
Data base entry for a dose rate alarm
Expert settings
Expert settings

No extra software is needed to connect your computer to the F500. With any modern web browser you can download and organize measurement results, set up the instrument or remotely operate the F500.

Downloads

F500-brochure

F500-brochure.pdf 522 K

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F500-brochure

Target_Technical-Data-F500.pdf 215 K

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R440

Target has partnered with FLIR ®

to develop and commercialize the F500 next-generation Radionuclide Identification Device (RID).
The F500 will be sold as identiFINDER ® R440.

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