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Nitrogen camera: detection of antipersonnel mines revisited
Author(s): A. K.A. McEntee; Edward A. Knapp; Robert B. Moler; Anna W. Saunders; W. Peter Trower
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Paper Abstract

We have previously reported on a nuclear technique, the Nitrogen Camera, that has produced images of elemental nitrogen in concentrations and with surface densities typical of buried plastic anti-personnel mines. Since then we have been developing (1) enabling technologies, with most important of which is a mobile 70 MeV light source; (2) computer simulations to determine detection sensitivities with burial depth, explosives content, detector configurations, etc; and (3) deployment practices for both humanitarian and military field operations. Here we review the technique and summarize the state of the implementation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3769, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications, (1 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363674
Show Author Affiliations
A. K.A. McEntee, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Edward A. Knapp, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert B. Moler, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Anna W. Saunders, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)
W. Peter Trower, World Physics Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3769:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications
F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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