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Bomb detection using backscattered x-ray radiography
Author(s): Joseph C. Wehlburg; Jennifer Jacobs; Steve L. Shope; Grant J. Lockwood; Michael M. Selph
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Paper Abstract

The primary method used to determine if an unattended package is dangerous is currently transmission radiography. This system has two main drawbacks. First, the film must be placed on one side of the package and an x-ray source on the other side of the package. An arrangement that cannot always be achieved due to the position of the package. The other drawback is that the package may detonate before the film is removed and all the information about the package lost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4142, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410555
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph C. Wehlburg, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Jennifer Jacobs, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Steve L. Shope, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Grant J. Lockwood, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Michael M. Selph, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4142:
Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications II
F. Patrick Doty; H. Bradford Barber; Hans Roehrig; Edward J. Morton, Editor(s)

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