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Gamma radiography cargo vehicle scanner
Author(s): Victor V. Verbinski; Victor J. Orphan; Siraj M. Khan
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Paper Abstract

A vehicle and cargo inspection system (VACIS) is described wherein fast-screening is achieved at low cost in a trade- off between cost, speed, resolution, reliability, transportability and power requirements. In its initial configuration, VACIS utilizes a shuttered Cs-137 source and a detector tower, or linear array, that travel along the cargo vehicle on trolleys that are moved by a common-source, variable-speed, synchronous motor drive. In another configuration, presently under development, the vehicle (such as a train) moves past the source and detector at both creeping and very high variable speeds. The variable velocity is constantly measured and is used as input to the image-generating program to produce undistorted gamma radiographs at 0.5 to 60 mph or more.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2936, Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266261
Show Author Affiliations
Victor V. Verbinski, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Victor J. Orphan, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Siraj M. Khan, U.S. Customs (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2936:
Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband
Lyle O. Malotky; John J. Pennella, Editor(s)

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