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High rate counting electronics for a thermal neutron analysis land mine detector
Author(s): Edward T. H. Clifford; Harry Ing; John E. McFee; Thomas Cousins
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Paper Abstract

A thermal neutron analysis (TNA) detector was developed as a confirmatory sensor for the Canadian ILDP multisensor teleoperated vehicle mounted land mine detector system. ILDP is the only multisensor mine detection system with a confirmation sensor which can reduce false alarms to acceptable levels. The TNA has been experimentally proven to be capable of detection of anti-tank and large anti- personnel mines in acceptable short time periods in its intended role. It has performed well, in extreme climates, in Canadian and U.S. stand-alone tests and in U.S. tests of the complete ILDP system. Current research is aimed at developing a version which is ready for production and field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3769, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications, (1 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363677
Show Author Affiliations
Edward T. H. Clifford, Bubble Technology Industries (Canada)
Harry Ing, Bubble Technology Industries (Canada)
John E. McFee, Defence Research Establishment Suffield (Canada)
Thomas Cousins, Defence Research Establishment Ottawa (Canada)


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

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