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The EURITRACK project: development of a tagged neutron inspection system for cargo containers
Author(s): Bertrand Perot; Gregory Perret; Alain Mariani; Jean-Luc Ma; Jean-Louis Szabo; Emmanuel Mercier; Guillaume Sannie; Giuseppe Viesti; Giancarlo Nebbia; Silvia Pesente; Marcello Lunardon; Paola Formisano; Sandra Moretto; Daniela Fabris; Aldo Zenoni; Germano Bonomi; Antonietta Donzella; Andrea Fontana; Gaia Boghen; Vladivoj Valkovic; Darovin Sudac; Marek Moszynski; Tadeusz Batsch; Michal Gierlik; Dariusz Wolski; Wlodzimierz Klamra; Patrick Isaksson; Philippe Le Tourneur; Miguel Lhuissier; Annamaria Colonna; Carlo Tintori; Paolo Peerani; Vitor Sequeira; Martino Salvato
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Paper Abstract

The EURopean Illicit TRAfficing Countermeasures Kit project is part of the 6th European Union Framework Program, and aims at developing a neutron inspection system for detecting threat materials (explosives, drugs, etc.) in cargo containers. Neutron interaction in the container produces specific gamma-rays used to determine the chemical composition of the inspected material. An associated particle sealed tube neutron generator is developed to allow precise location of the interaction point by direction and time-of-flight measurements of the neutrons tagged by alpha-particles. The EURITRACK project consists in developing: a transportable deuterium-tritium neutron generator including a position sensitive alpha detector (8×8 matrix of YAP:Ce crystals coupled to a multi-anode photomultiplier), fast neutron and gamma-ray detectors, front-end electronics to perform coincidence and spectroscopic measurements, and an integrated software which manages neutron generator and detectors positioning, data acquisition and analysis. Hardware components have been developed and tested by the consortium partners. Current status of this work and provisional performances of the system assessed by Monte Carlo calculations are presented.

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Date Published: 24 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6213, Non-Intrusive Inspection Technologies, 621305 (24 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.665380
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Bertrand Perot, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Gregory Perret, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Alain Mariani, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Jean-Luc Ma, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Jean-Louis Szabo, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Emmanuel Mercier, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Guillaume Sannie, Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (France)
Giuseppe Viesti, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Giancarlo Nebbia, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Silvia Pesente, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Marcello Lunardon, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Paola Formisano, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Sandra Moretto, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Daniela Fabris, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Padova (Italy)
Aldo Zenoni, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Brescia (Italy)
Germano Bonomi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Brescia (Italy)
Antonietta Donzella, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Brescia (Italy)
Andrea Fontana, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Gaia Boghen, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (Italy)
Univ. di Pavia (Italy)
Vladivoj Valkovic, Institut Ruder Boskovic (Croatia)
Darovin Sudac, Institut Ruder Boskovic (Croatia)
Marek Moszynski, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Tadeusz Batsch, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Michal Gierlik, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Dariusz Wolski, Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (Poland)
Wlodzimierz Klamra, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Patrick Isaksson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Philippe Le Tourneur, EADS-SODERN (France)
Miguel Lhuissier, EADS-SODERN (France)
Annamaria Colonna, CAEN S.p.A. (Italy)
Carlo Tintori, CAEN S.p.A. (Italy)
Paolo Peerani, European Commission, Joint Research Ctr. IPSC-CCR (Italy)
Vitor Sequeira, European Commission, Joint Research Ctr. IPSC-CCR (Italy)
Martino Salvato, European Commission, Joint Research Ctr. IPSC-CCR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6213:
Non-Intrusive Inspection Technologies
George Vourvopoulos; F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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