The SN-S is a neutron probe designed for neutron check and neutron surveys.
Because it is lightweight, SN-S can be used prior to any neutron dose measurement, thus, preventing the systematic use of a heavy neutron dose instrument.
The SN-S is compatible with all CSP family instruments, including CSP-COM. Therefore, the SN-S can also be used as a remote sensor for neutrons, in combination with CSP-COM. A wall mount system is provided with the probe to ease this application.
The SN-S exceeds ANSI N42.34 neutron detection specifications. Effectively, the user can be warned within two seconds of being exposed to an un-moderated 252Cf source emitting about 20 000 n/s, at a distance of 25 cm. The false alarm rate in the presence of a strong gamma source must be no more than once per hour.
The SN-S is a CANBERRA SMART Probe (CSP). It includes all key components of hardware circuitry (high voltage power supply, amplifier, discriminator, etc.) Also, the intelligence associated with controlling those components is located in the probe that is control and storage of key parameters, settings, calibrations, probe ID, alarm settings (10 values for each unit to display with default setting), etc. Thus the probe is a fully integrated subsystem taking and transmitting the measurement to the instrument, which is used for display.