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Application of probability-of-detection concepts to performance characterization of contraband detection systems, processes, and personnel at border crossings
Author(s): Roger Hyatt; Michael L. Spradling; John J. Pennella
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Paper Abstract

The use of nonintrusive inspection systems for contraband detection at border crossings has fostered a need for assessment of current performance in order to better direct future development of these technologies. The similarities between the nondestructive detection of flaws in engineered structures and the nonintrusive detection of contraband at border crossings provides the underlying rationale for the use of the probability of detection (POD) concepts already developed for aerospace and medical applications. This paper outlines the application of these POD concepts to the border crossing scenario, and includes a discuss and demonstration of applicable POD concepts and methods to a representative problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2936, Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266275
Show Author Affiliations
Roger Hyatt, Battelle Memorial Institute/Columbus Div. (United States)
Michael L. Spradling, Battelle OST Engineering Services (United States)
John J. Pennella, U.S. Dept. of Defense Counterdrug Technology Development Program Office (United States)
Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (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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