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Contraband detection using acoustic technology
Author(s): Robert D. George; Ronald D. Gauthier; Kayte D. Denslow; Anthony M. Cinson; Aaron A. Diaz; Molly Griffin
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Paper Abstract

Maritime security personnel have a need for advanced technologies to address issues such as identification, confirmation or classification of substances and materials in sealed containers, both non-invasively and nondestructively in field and first response operations. Such substances include items such as hazardous/flammable liquids, drugs, contraband, and precursor chemicals used in the fabrication of illicit materials. Our initial efforts focused specifically on a commercial portable acoustic detector technology that was evaluated under operational conditions in a maritime environment. Technical/operational limitations were identified and enhancements were incorporated that would address these limitations. In this paper, application-specific improvements and performance testing/evaluation results will be described. Such enhancements will provide personnel/users of the detector a significantly more reliable method of screening materials for contraband items that might be hidden in cargo containers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6934, Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008, 693415 (8 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776590
Show Author Affiliations
Robert D. George, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Ronald D. Gauthier, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Ctr., San Diego (United States)
Kayte D. Denslow, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Anthony M. Cinson, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Aaron A. Diaz, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Molly Griffin, Spearhead Innovations (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6934:
Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008
Peter J. Shull; H. Felix Wu; Aaron A. Diaz; Dietmar W. Vogel, Editor(s)

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