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National perspective on application of technology to cargo inspection
Author(s): Albert E. Brandenstein
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Paper Abstract

The Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) was established in 1990 within the Office of National Drug Control Policy to provide a central organization for overseeing research and development for drug law enforcement technology and for technology to support medical research programs in drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation research. One of the primary missions of CTAC from its inception was to transfer many of the United States technological developments for nuclear treaty verification, chemical weapons inspections and explosive ordnance detection and disposal to counterdrug interdiction operations. In this respect, CTAC coordinates the national effort to develop prototype technologies for an advanced generation, nonintrusive cargo inspection system. This paper provides the highlights of the United States technology prototype development program for nonintrusive inspection of cargo containers for illicit drugs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2276, Cargo Inspection Technologies, (6 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189195
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Albert E. Brandenstein, Office of National Drug Control Policy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2276:
Cargo Inspection Technologies
Andre H. Lawrence, Editor(s)

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