- Alpha Spectroscopy
- Gamma Spectroscopy System (integrated)
- Digital Signal Processing
- Signal Processing (NIM)
- Spectroscopy and Countroom Software
- Apex Software Family
- Genie 2000 Software Family
- ProSpect Gamma Spectroscopy Software
- Alpha/Beta Counters
- Cabinets and Accessories
Genie 2000 Software Family
It is for this diverse set of needs that CANBERRA developed the Genie Family of Spectroscopy Software. The Genie Family lets you integrate a laboratory, or a set of laboratories, or multiple applications, in a single, cohesive architecture. You can network computers and MCAs, share information and distribute applications.
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Genie 2000 Basic Spectroscopy Software
Genie 2000 Basic Spectroscopy Software is a comprehensive environment for data acquisition, display and analysis of gamma and alpha spectrometry data. It provides independent support for multiple detectors, extensive networking capabilities, an intuitive and interactive human interface and comprehensive batch procedure capabilities.
The full multitasking architecture of Genie 2000 allows the software to run multiple independent count procedures for several detectors simultaneously. No procedure is suspended by the activation of another or caused to slow down excessively by software overhead. With Genie 2000, operation is fully independent.
The ability to manage multiple detectors independently and simultaneously is further enhanced by the designed-in network support. Genie 2000 applications on multiple computers can cooperate over a network to allow remote access and multiple access to acquisition hardware and other resources. A lab supervisor can examine a live acquisition taking place in the lab under control of another computer – and perform an analysis – without interrupting the procedure in progress.
In Genie 2000, acquisition and analysis capabilities are tightly integrated, providing an intuitive human interface and straightforward operation of the various applications. Through windowing screen management, graphical spectral display and analysis results can easily be positioned for quick comparisons.
Two human interface environments are provided with Genie 2000. The interactive human interface provides fully interactive operation of all system features. It allows the knowledgeable user access to any system function – usually with no more than two or three mouse clicks.
For dedicated, repetitive operation such as routine sample counting, Genie 2000 supports a user programming environment for custom development and user interfaces. In this environment, the technician level operator can be guided step-by-step through system operations with a security system limiting access to qualified users as determined by the system administrator.
- Integrated data acquisition and analysis
- Independent support for over 250 detector inputs
- Networking for distributed MCA operation and centralized data management
- Comprehensive and flexible user programming capability
- Compatibility with the full CANBERRA MCA line
- Wide variety of layered software options available for specialized spectroscopy applications
- Compatible with Windows® 7 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, and Windows XP 32-bit operating systems, and also Windows Server 2008 32-bit (SP2) and 64-bit (R2 SP1)
- Multi-language support: English, French, German, and Russian
Genie 2000 Gamma Analysis Software
The Genie 2000 Gamma Analysis Software package includes a set of advanced analysis algorithms for further processing of gamma spectra acquired via the Genie 2000 Basic Spectroscopy Software. These algorithms provide a complete analysis of gamma ray spectra obtained from any type of gamma detector. The software is based upon time proven methodologies that have a long history of acceptance and refinements, and it includes patented**, ground-breaking analysis and calibration techniques.
The gamma analysis algorithms supplied are accessible from the Genie 2000 interactive environment, the batch procedure environment or the S560 Programming Libraries. Analysis execution utilizes data resident in the Configuration Access Method (CAM) data structures native to all Genie Family systems. Results from each algorithm are also stored in CAM files, making the resultant data file a complete record of the entire analysis. This unique method of data storage greatly simplifies system administration, data transfer, data archiving, and any necessary reanalysis of archived spectra at a later date. Additionally, each algorithm is documented in detail in the Genie 2000 Customization Tools manual, making it easy for traceability and independent verification of results.
- Full gamma spectrum analysis when used with Genie 2000 Basic Spectroscopy Software
- Interactive Spectral Analysis
- Efficiency correction
- Nuclide identification and quantification
- Library Correlation NID peak locate with background compensation
- Interference correction and weighted mean activity calculations
- Patented* true coincidence (Cascade) summing correction
- 3-Dimensional Geometry Composer for interactive definition and visualization of sample, detector, and absorber parameters
- Parent/daughter decay correction
- Background subtraction and reference peak correction
- Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) calculations, including ISO11929 compliance
- Automatic Gain Adjustment
- Post NID processing options including:
- Action/alarm level checking
- The Line Activity Consistency Evaluator (LACE)
- All functions accessible through interactive, batch or S560 Programming Library environments
*US Patent 6 225 634 B1
**US Patent 6 228 664
Genie 2000 Alpha Analysis Software
The Genie 2000 Alpha Analysis software provides the alpha spectroscopist with a set of advanced spectrum analysis algorithms. Used in conjunction with the Genie 2000 Basic Spectroscopy Software, this optional analysis package adds Alpha Spectrum Analysis features to the spectroscopy window. The algorithms permit a variable tail component typical of peaks found in alpha spectra. Tentative peak shapes are established during the energy calibration and used during efficiency calibration and peak locate and area calculations.
Alpha Spectroscopy Analysis provides access to all of the system's functions. Analysis of alpha spectra can be performed manually, executing each operation a step at a time, or a complete analysis sequence can be defined. The entire process is menu driven, presenting easy access to all necessary parameters.
In addition to the manual mode, an analysis sequence can be defined which contains all the analysis and reporting steps, complete with their appropriate parameter definitions. Once created, analysis sequence files can be stored for latter use or invoked for immediate processing. Comprehensive acquisition through reporting sequences can later be invoked with a single command.
- Comprehensive Alpha Spectrum Analysis for Genie 2000
- Background subtraction schemes specific to Alpha Spectroscopy, including Reagent Blank subtraction
- Alternative Peak Search Strategies
- Fully interactive peak fit when used with S506 Genie 2000 Interactive Peak Fit Software
- Efficiency Correction and Nuclide identification
- MDA calculation in the Currie formalism, KTA formalism, or ISO11929 compliant option
- Full support for Tracer and Tracerless Analysis
- Algorithms are accessible interactively as well as through the Batch Procedures environment
Genie 2000 Interactive Peak Fit
The Genie 2000 Interactive Peak Fit Option provides the spectroscopist with a tool to review the results of automatic peak search programs and make adjustments in those results as necessary. This capability is particularly useful where complex spectra are encountered. It is also used in any application where an analyst must review either all analysis results or any unusual or anomalous results.
Interactive Peak Fit (IPF) is run directly after the peak locate/peak analysis phases of spectral analysis. It can be invoked with one or more filter functions in effect, limiting the view of IPF to only peak fit areas that match the filter criteria. For example, if complex multiplets are expected only around peaks of a specific nuclide or in a specific energy region, those criteria can be used as filter functions and the IPF will only show those areas. Or, filter criteria could be set so that only multiplets are viewed, or only fit areas exceeding a certain chi-square value, etc. This simplifies integrating IPF into data review procedures for routine sample counting operations.
The IPF display shows peak fit regions satisfying the filter selection, beginning with the lowest energy region. The peak area is shown with shading used to depict the areas for individual peaks. Data points are shown as dots so the user can quickly see the correlation between fit results and data. Background is also shown as a shaded area and color is used to show the boundaries of the fit region and the system defined background channels.
Immediately under the peak display is a residual plot showing the differences between fit and data in terms of sigma deviation. Both the residual plot and the peak display are autoscaling – that is, the plots self scale to show the data clearly irrespective of the magnitude of the data.
The user can alter the peak search results by locating a cursor on the graphical display and pressing "Add" or "Delete" buttons on the screen. This places a mark over the cursor position indicating locations where peaks are to be added or deleted respectively. This operation can be repeated if more than one location is to be affected, then the user can press a "Recalculate" button to recompute the peak region after adding or deleting the specified peaks.
Similarly the user can modify the boundaries of the peak fit region to break a multiplet into smaller components or change the number of background channels used. The user can also change the peak fit algorithm to any of the standard peak fits available in Genie 2000. Each time the user selects "Recalculate" the system recalculates the region with the new information and updates the fit displays. This process can be repeated as many times as desired until the user is satisfied with the results, then he or she can move on to the next region.
At any time, a report showing calculated peak areas and background for the current fit region can be called to the display, so the user can review the fit data in a tabular format. A plot button provides a hard copy graphical output of the fit display.
The Interactive Peak Fit can be run from either the Interactive User Interface environment of the Spectroscopy window or from a batch procedure command. When run as a batch command, command line arguments are used to define the filter functions for initial launch. This allows IPF to be built directly into an application with hard coded filters pointing the reviewer to only specific parts of the spectrum. Another command line switch also allows IPF to be launched in a "review only" mode in which fit results can be reviewed, but not altered.
- View results of peak locate/peak analysis
- Evaluate quality of peak fit using graphical residual plots
- Add or delete peaks manually to modify and improve peak results Modify width of peak fit regions, fit algorithms and background functions
- Plot results graphically or generate a text report
Genie 2000 Quality Assurance Software
Genie 2000 Quality Assurance Software offers comprehensive capabilities to monitor the performance of the spectroscopy system. In today…trade;s environment, where nuclear measurements are made in critical environmental, health physics and safeguards applications; the ability to verify system performance at any given time is essential. Even many years after a sample is counted and analyzed, the spectroscopist may be called upon to prove that the system was functioning properly - and subject to rigorous quality control procedures - at the time of the measurement.
With these requirements in mind, the Genie 2000 QA package has been designed to allow completely flexible monitoring of any data parameter. The system uses the Genie family…trade;s Configuration Access Method (CAM) Data files as its input. The user can specify any CAM parameter or set of parameters to be tracked. Typically, users will configure the system to monitor parameters such as peak centroid, FWHM, nuclide activities, backgrounds, MDA, etc. However, with the enhanced capability to monitor any parameter, the user can define QA files to monitor other information such as front end setup information.
- Complete monitoring of any set of system parameters assuring that measurements are made in a repeatable manner
- Comprehensive statistical tests for deviations from historical means or expected values
- Plot and report capabilities provide output for assessment of system condition and system quality documentation
- Graphical user interface for intuitive, interactive operation
- Batch procedure commands for automated volume sample counting applications
LabSOCS Calibration Software
The LabSOCS (Laboratory Sourceless Calibration Software) mathematical efficiency calibration software brings a new level of capabilities to gamma sample assay in the laboratory by eliminating the need for radioactive sources for efficiency calibration. By combining the detector characterization produced with the MCNP modeling code, mathematical geometry templates, and a few physical sample parameters, the LabSOCS Calibration Software gives you the ability to produce accurate quantitative gamma assays of most any sample type and size.
In addition to saving money by greatly eliminating the need to purchase, track, and dispose of many calibration sources, LabSOCS Calibration also saves time and labor. This near-instant ability to generate new efficiency calibrations can help the laboratory operator deliver results to the end-user more quickly whenever presented with new or unusual samples to count. Instead of weeks spent in the traditional process of radioactive source procurement, standards preparation, and long calibration counts, a LabSOCS Calibration requires only a few seconds of computer time. Having this tool also allows the user to determine the optimum sample container size and placement for maximum efficiency, which can then reduce the counting time.
- Eliminates the cost of purchasing, tracking, and disposing of radioactive standards
- No radioactive sources needed for accurate efficiency calibrations in the laboratory
- New: Calibrations valid from 10 keV to 7000 keV
- New: 3D visualization speeds geometry creation and error identification
- New: Truly sourceless Cascade Summing Corrections – no need for source-based P/T calibration
- New: Total efficiency algorithms include build-up corrections
- New: Beaker Wizard makes building custom beakers faster and easier
- New: Uncertainty estimator and assay planning tool
- New: Includes three new templates
- Operates with Germanium, NaI, and LaBr3 detectors characterized by CANBERRA
- Calibrations accurate at any angle from detector, not just on center line
- Automatic calibration capability
- Includes library of common commercially available containers
- Includes library of common absorber materials and tools to create new material types
- Calibrations may be stored, recalled, and used just like those generated by traditional calibration techniques
- Compliant with 2009 NRC Regulatory Guide 1.21