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U.S. Customs Service imaging requirements for x-ray scanners
Author(s): Siraj M. Khan; Douglas E. Smith
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the image-quality performance specifications for X-ray scanners based on the operational requirements of the U.S. Customs Service. Technical specifications for resolution, contrast, and penetration are given for the detection of contraband in parcels, boxes, suitcases, crates, and cargo containers. Human factors issues as they relate to X-ray image interpretation are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 March 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2092, Substance Detection Systems, (28 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.171274
Show Author Affiliations
Siraj M. Khan, U.S. Customs Service (United States)
Douglas E. Smith, U.S. Customs Service (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2092:
Substance Detection Systems
Geoffrey L. Harding; Richard C. Lanza; Lawrence J. Myers; Peter A. Young, Editor(s)

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