This document applies to Spectroscopy-based alarming Personal Radiation Detectors (SPRD). SPRDs detect and identify gamma radiation and may detect neutron radiation. SPRDs can be worn on a belt or in a pocket to alert the wearer of the presence of a radiation source. SPRDs provide search, similar to that of a Personal Radiation Device (PRD), and identification capability to identify radiation sources. They can discriminate between alarms caused by Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) or medical radionuclides and alarms from industrial sources or Special Nuclear Material (SNM).
This document establishes performance requirements and specifies general characteristics, general test conditions, radiological, climatic, mechanical, and electromagnetic characteristics.
This document also provides test methods that are used to determine if an SPRD meets the stated requirements.
This document does not apply to the performance of radiation protection instrumentation which is covered in IEC 61526 and IEC 60846-1. SPRDs are not intended for accurate measurement of personal (Hp(10)) or ambient (H*(10)) dose equivalent (rate).