YPD-MSDD (Yinimina Precision Devices Multi-Spectrum Detection Device)

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Yinimina Precision Devices®

Multi-Spectrum Detection Device

'The Sniffer' | Basic


Height 209mm (8.22")
Length 187mm (7.36")
Width 110mm (4.33")
Weight 1.12kg (2.46lbs)
Wand Cord Length 1.4m (4.59ft)

The Yinimina Precision Devices Multi-Spectrum Detection Device is a new development designed to reduce the amount of equipment an engineer needs to carry. Only specified to replace the standard Geiger counter and bomb detection device, YPD took it upon themselves to take it a stage further and also include the features of a multimeter and multi-spectrum analyzer. The multi-spectrum analyzer, while potentially incredibly useful in rare situations, is seldom used due to its short-range and complex calibration procedure.


  • Extendable Wand
    - The extendable wand telescopes down to fit neatly into the handgrip of the device. When fully extended, the wand measures just over 30cm (1ft) in length and is attached by a coiled cable that can also extend out to 1.4m (4.59ft) when fully lengthened.
  • Geiger Counter
    - Designed to replace the existing Geiger counter, it operates in exactly the same manner. It measures the input of ionizing radiation into the wand and produces a passive clicking sound based on the number of ionization events, exactly in the same manner as the original device. Exactly like the original, it can also be switched to a non-passive mode to more accurately read the levels of radiation in the area. Unlike the original, however, it is significantly more accurate and is capable of breaking down the reading into individual levels of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.
  • Explosive Detector
    - This function is the reason the MSDD received the nickname "The Sniffer" as the components that enable the device to locate explosives are actually partially-based on the olfactory system of the Ursus maritimus (the polar bear) totally unrelated to a bear's nose and this is merely a rumor perpetuated by an engineer that thinks he is being funny. The device is simply a highly sensitive chemical analyzer specifically calibrated and tuned to recognize and alert to over 2,500 different potentially explosive compositions within a 25m radius.
  • Multimeter
    - The digital multi-meter function allows engineers to remotely measure voltage, current, and resistance, however remote measurement is unlikely to be accurate enough to perform delicate calculations based on values obtained this way and it is only recommended to use this mode to check to see if a circuit is live or not. This is, however, not good practice. A set of measurement leads can be detached from the device to perform more accurate measurements but this requires physical contact with the circuit. The device is capable of usage upon circuits up to 120,000V, however, cautionary measures should be taken to prevent arcing at high voltages.
  • Multi-Spectrum Analyzer
    - Capable of detecting radiation between 1 pm (gamma rays) - 100,000 km (extremely low-frequency radio), the multi-spectrum analyzer is effectively a miniaturized, low power version of the Yinimina Precision Devices 'Aegis' Self-Defence Sensor System which is mounted to vessels and acts as a passive EM telescope. While this sounds remarkably useful in theory, in practice the MSDD's analyzer interface is so convoluted no-one but the original designers have been capable of correctly tuning and calibrating it for use. Even then, this test was performed in laboratory conditions, and every attempt to recreate it in a real-life situation has failed and produced nothing but useless information.


  • Geiger Counter
    The Geiger counter function will work passively at all times, alerting the user to potentially harmful ionizing radiation via a clicking sound. This sound can be turned off, however. The function can also be used in an active mode. To do so:
    1. Turn the MSDD to Geiger counter mode via the user interface.
    2. The MSDD will now begin showing all potentially useful information related to ionizing radiation within the immediate area.
    3. Detaching the wand can be useful to more accurately check smaller areas.
  • Explosive Detector
    To use the explosive detector function, the user must perform the following steps:
    1. Turn the MSDD to the explosive detector mode via the user interface.
    2. Detach the wand and orient yourself so you are facing the area you wish to examine, with the device facing forwards.
    3. Extend your arm and begin slowly waving it in the area you wish to examine in a roughly 90° arc.
    4. Routinely check the device read-out for any detection signatures.
    5. The device will alert you via a beeping sound if it detects anything it believes could be harmful nearby.
  • Multimeter
    To use the multimeter function, the user must perform the following steps:
    1. Turn the MSDD to the multimeter mode via the user interface.
    2. Select the measurement you wish to make via the user interface.
    3. Hold the device near to the circuit, but not touching for wireless measurements. Accuracy is slightly increased by using the wand.
    4. For more accurate measurements, detach the secondary measuring probes from the device and connect them to the circuit in the following manners.
    • Voltage: Connect one probe to a ground connection and one probe to the component/portion of the circuit you wish to measure for voltage.
    • Current: You must disconnect part of the circuit you wish to test at one point, and then connect the probes to either end of the now broken circuit, effectively recreating the circuit with the multimeter.
    • Resistance: Simply connect one probe to one side of the component you wish to test, and one probe on the other side.
  • Multi-Spectrum Analyzer