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Detection of TNT and RDX landmines by standoff nuclear quadrupole resonance
Author(s): Andrew D. Hibbs; Geoffrey A. Barrall; Peter V. Czipott; A. J. Drew; David M. Gregory; Daniel K. Lathrop; Y. K. Lee; Erik E. Magnuson; Robert Matthews; David C. Skvoretz; Stephie A. Vierkotter; David O. Walsh
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance (NQR) combines the compound specific detection capability offered by chemical offered by chemical detection techniques with the spatial coating capability and convenience of an induction coil metal detector. In this paper we present the first results of the detection of TNT by NQR with sufficient for detection of many antipersonnel mines and essentially all antitank mines. In addition, we review the result of a blind in-field demonstration of the system in detecting RDX in which 28 out of 31 RDX-only targets were found with 1 false alarm in a 110 m test lane, and a second test in which 21 out of 21 RDX mines were found with zero false alarms at a clearance rate of 1.1 m2 per minute.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3710, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV, (2 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.357069
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew D. Hibbs, Information Systems Labs., Inc. (United States)
Geoffrey A. Barrall, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Peter V. Czipott, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
A. J. Drew, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David M. Gregory, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Daniel K. Lathrop, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Y. K. Lee, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Erik E. Magnuson, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Robert Matthews, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David C. Skvoretz, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
Stephie A. Vierkotter, Quantum Magnetics, Inc. (United States)
David O. Walsh, Information Systems Labs., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3710:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets IV
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach; Regina E. Dugan, Editor(s)

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