S3 - Simplified Spectroscopy Solution
S3 is a new Users interface to the Genie 2000 Spectroscopy Suite. Developed to use the modern PC OS and hardware, both traditional and touch screen operated. S3 combines the proves Genie2000 analysis routines with the novel and ergonomic Users Interface.
Its Ease of Use makes it an ideal tool for each user looking for performant operation of his spectroscopy chains.
S3 integrates novel user interface :
- Context specific icons.
- Advanced navigation between spectra, calibrations, analysis reports, libraries…
- Visualisation and control of the acquisition parameters
- Automatic Analysis during live acquisition
- Automatic Energy calibration.
- Interactive help during definition of ROI..
- Uncertainty of efficiency calibration shown on curves
- Delayed Acquisition Start
- Compare multiple spectra with automatic scale adjustment.
All main gamma spectroscopy functions are accessible through these novel principles of use.
S3 builds on well accepted Canberra spectroscopy software, giving it high analysis power and reliability of results. Your existing calibrations, libraries and analysis sequences can be used just as the full range of Genie 2000 supported hardware.
- Large range of gamma spectroscopy applications
- Independent and easy control of different detectors
- 100% compatible with Genie 2000 (Hard- & Software)
- Compliant with ISO 11929
- Works with all current Canberra MCA's
- Modern graphical Users Interface with innovative and intuitive controls
- Simple and intuitive operation allows use with limited training
- Get started immediately
- Drag&Drop and hyperlink techniques
- User-friendly navigation through the different functions
- Easy access to acquisition parameters
- Simplified and easy access to Setup of Analysis Sequence parameters
- Start Acquisition and analyis in 2 clicks
- Simplified creation and editing of nuclide libraries.
Genie-2000 CAMtools (S-6500)
In our time there is a growing tendency to record large amount of spectral data in sophisticated or unattended measurements systems. These measurements result in a large amount of files.
It is common that users perform computations or analysis on these data for different purposes: e.g. quality assurance, quality control, resume of operations, presentations, equipment performance control, hardware fine-tuning, etc.
Due to multiple reasons, as for example:
- the proprietary binary format of the Canberra spectral files (CAM CNF files)
- large amount of data files to evaluate
- similarity in the acquired spectra
- necessity to interact/export data or parameters to other programs
- and many others
The existence of a "tool" capable to operate or extract specific data on large amount of Canberratype (CAM) files in an unattended mode of operation would be of great importance and need. In some cases (e.g. when many similar spectrum are acquired), it is also convenient to have a program that applies methods or actions to a large amount of spectra in an unattended mode of operation. That is the case of applying a single report template to multiple recorded files or applying a single Genie-2000 analysis sequence to multiples similar files.
CAMtools is a program that complements the work with the Canberra main spectroscopy software Genie-2000.
The program is very flexible to use and its way of operation can be well fine-tuned using an extensive set of Program's preferences.
All actions results are recorded in a Log Window. The Log contents can be printed and/or saved into a file.
In the case of applying an analysis sequence or report template to files, results can be shown in a sequential mode in the Report Window. The contents of this window can be printed or saved into an individual file.
When exporting CAM data or spectrum contents to MS Excel, file automation can be used as well. For example, parameters' values of CAM files with same day of acquisition can be grouped together in a single Excel file or in the same Excel worksheet.
Automation settings are controlled via Program's preference setup.
CAMtools is an utility program that complements the work of the Canberra spectroscopy software Genie-2000. CAMtools can perform below described operations on multiples files in an unattended (batch) mode of operation.
- Convert Genie-2000 files (.cnf) into ASCII formatted files.
- Convert Genie-2000 files into ASCII formatted files following the international standard IEC-1455.
- Convert Genie-2000 files into AXIL formatted files (.spe)
- Export CAM parameters from Genie-2000 files into Microsoft Excel.
- Export spectral data (MCA channel contents) from Genie-2000 files into MS Excel.
- Search for CAM parameters values into Genie-2000 files.
- Apply a single Genie-2000 Report
Template to multiple Genie-2000 files.
- Apply a single Genie-2000 Analysis Sequence (ASF) to multiples Genie-2000 files.
- Flexible operation of the program CAMtools through an extensive "Preferences" option.
Genie-2000 G2kBatch (S-6600)
For different purposes, e.g.: large areas scan, industry analysis, routine analysis, QA\QC, etc. there are occasions were it is compulsory to perform data acquisition multiple times. In many of these occasions routine data acquisition with minimal user or operational intervention is required.
Genie-2000 data acquisition and analysis software provides a sophisticated and powerful environment for data acquisition, control and analysis of spectra, but where the expert user intervention is essential.
The existence of a "tool" capable to operate or extract specific data on large amount of Canberratype (CAM) files in an unattended mode of operation would be of great importance and need.
G2kBatch is a program that complements the work with the Canberra main spectroscopy software Genie-2000 and allows the collection of data in sets of measurements (batch) using any Canberra instrument.
The program performs the data collection and hardware control with predefined operational parameters and no user intervention.
The control of the whole batch as well as for each individual measurement is via an ASCII and block-structured Setup file, which can be edited with any ASCII editor.
G2kBatch is an utility program that complements the work of the Canberra main spectrometry software Genie-2000. Using G2kBatch you can perform series of data acquisitions in a mode with no operator intervention: Batch mode.
Main features of G2kBatch program are:
- Performs unlimited and unattended (Batch mode) series of spectrum acquisition using any Canberra equipment.
- Resulting CAM files are automatically saved under specified location with a predefined file name.
- Limited hardware control is provided. E.g., Rise Time, Flat Top, High Voltage, Preset Time and Acquisition Preset Mode.
- The entire Batch can be controlled via a set of parameters, defined under a Setup file; as well as individual parameters for each specific measurement.
- Minimum, but sufficient and practical user interface for setting up a batch measurement and monitoring its current status.
- Setup files in block formatted ASCII files (similar to INI files) for easy edition with standard text editors (e.g. MS Notepad).
- No need of Genie-2000 protection key.
- GPS control and readout. When the corresponding hardware available the readout of the GPS device will be stored into the resulting CAM file (*.CNF)
PArameter Monitor Software (PAMS) (S-7500)
PAMS was developed to satisfy the need for a user-friendly software package, capable of following events as a function of time or a physical condition. Mostly it involves the follow-up of a radioactive signal. However it is also possible to monitor trends of other phenomena is case they can be fed to the system as an analog input.
Up to 100 different parameters can be monitored on-line during an experiment. The trends of these parameters are shown in a graph on the screen. A high sampling frequency is possible during a measurement, because of the fast update of the trends in the charts.
For each experiment, the operator can set the sampling frequency (dwell), the number of data points in the trend (number of dwells), the experiment model and other conditions. It is even possible to perform continuous experiments. Displayed data are then regularly shifted to show the most recent data only.
Different experiment models can be set up. For each model, the number and type of parameters has to be specified. For each parameter a powerful parameter setup screen lets you link an algorithm stored in a calculation sheet, to a working set: the variables of the algorithm are chained to information, entered directly or stored in a spectrum file. In the latter case, the necessary tools are provided to save the required data.
Each parameter can be a single net or total ROI, a single nuclide activity (S501 Genie™ 2000 Gamma Analysis required), a peak parameter (position or width) or a mathematical combination of these items, which may originate from different detectors. Activities can also be determined without a real nuclide identification, based upon simple ROI calculations. Analog inputs can be added to this picture, in case additional National Instruments hardware has been set up. The items of a given parameter and the mathematical operations on these items are defined via an algorithm, stored in a given calculation sheet.
Other user definable parameter settings are the scales for the x- and y-axes of the parameter plots and the alarm range. When a parameter value falls outside this range, an alarm message is generated on the screen and stored in a log file. A visual alarm on the screen is also generated. When the required National Instruments hardware is available and properly set up, a remote alarm device can be linked to a TTL signal, the level of which corresponds to the alarm status.
- Follow-up of up to 100 signals from a PHA MCA device or an analog input
- Powerful on-line charting of the data
- Reanalysis of saved data
- Supports up to 6 MCA devices
- Based on the Genie 2000 architecture
- Simultaneous data and MCA display
- Optional conversion to analog output
- Privileged options can be password protected
- Flexible alarm settings
- High degree of flexibility, various utilities
- Contains all required tools to set up the PHA environment for the MCA devices
- External control of the measurements
- Customizable calculations via a math library
- Running multiple PAMS instances multiplies the number of parameters and MCA devices
iRSS - Intelligent Radiation
Applications in the fields of radiological control, homeland security, radioactive decontamination, geological surveys, construction parcel categorization, etc; require sophisticated measurement systems for large area survey of radioactive levels classification or contamination survey.
The intelligent Radiation Search Software (iRSS) is the heart of a large-area radioactive survey system.
The software provides an unattended set of measurements and continuous total count monitoring; controls any CANBERRA data acquisition hardware (detector) and communicates with a generic Global Position System (GPS) receiver. The resulting energy-distributed spectra with GPS information are saved into CAM files without the need of user intervention.
iRSS is able to continuously measure the radiation levels via its monitor mode. Two monitor modes are implemented in the software:
- Total counts per second (CPS) in the spectrum, or
- Differential CPS mode relative to previously averaged CPS over a number (user selectable) of spectra.
The graphical capabilities have been extensively enhanced. The program is fully menu-driven and many common tasks can be performed with a click of the mouse via toolbar buttons or popup menus. All in all, it provides a powerful environment for spectrum analysis and manipulation.
- Performs radioactive survey and mapping for large area
- Communicates with a generic NMEA0183-compliant GPS receiver
- Automatically stores energy spectrum (in CAM formatted files) with current GPS coordinates
- Real-time visualization of the trajectories with notification of the counting alarm/warning readings
- Total counts per second (CPS) monitoring. Built in two modes of monitoring: total CPS or differential with respect to previously averaged CPS readings
- Up to six regions of interest (ROI) in the PHA spectrum can be individually monitored. Each ROI can be set with its specific alarm value and data plot
- Practical and user customizable graphical user interface (GUI) featuring dedicated view panels for GPS information, map location, ROI monitoring and spectrum view
- The software is fully customized via its setup files and a comprehensive built-in setup editor
- Provision of the iRSS Viewer software for off-line analysis and visualization of data