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Automatic detection of high-Z materials in cargo
Author(s): David Perticone; Richard Eilbert; Nick Gillett; Ronald S. McNabb; Altan Ozcandarli; Jeffrey Stillson
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Paper Abstract

The United States Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Cargo Advanced Automatic Radiography System (CAARS) was an advanced technology demonstration to detect high-Z materials (Z, the atomic number, ≥ 72) in full sized cargo systems such as a 74 foot length tractor-trailer. The L-3 CAARS was one of two CAARS prototypes developed and tested under the program. The L-3 system utilized MeV range dual-energy photons to determine Z and a sophisticated image processing based detection algorithm to accomplish the detection. This paper describes the L-3 CAARS hardware, the physics approach to measuring Z, and presents some results from the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2010
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7805, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XII, 780511 (1 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863564
Show Author Affiliations
David Perticone, L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems (United States)
Richard Eilbert, L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems (United States)
Nick Gillett, L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems (United States)
Ronald S. McNabb, L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems (United States)
Altan Ozcandarli, L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems (United States)
Jeffrey Stillson, L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7805:
Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XII
Arnold Burger; Larry A. Franks; Ralph B. James, Editor(s)

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