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Through-the-wall sensor systems based on hard x-ray imaging optics
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a new approach to X-ray non-intrusive (NDE) inspection based on hard X-ray imaging optics. A new X-ray lens, called lobster-eye-lens (LEL) is the transmission lens, based on reflection optics, with grazing-angle deflection of 0.2° and photon energy of 40-100 keV. The lens reflection-optics is based on large, high-quality X-ray mirrors with r.m.s. lower than 1 nm. The through-the-wall inspection capability of such a system, based on Compton back-scattering, can be applied for longer ranges, (up to 100 m in the air), and thick walls (over 2 cm for wood, and over 2 mm for metal). CONOPS examples are given for homeland security applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6538, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI, 65380A (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718765
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz Jannson, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Michael Gertsenshteyn, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Victor Grubsky, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Pauline Amouzou, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Richard Koziol, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6538:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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