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Inspection of the objects on the sea floor for the presence of explosives
Author(s): Vladivoj Valkovic; Davor Sudac; Robert Kollar; Zoran Domitran; Karlo Nad; Jasmina Obhodas
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Paper Abstract

An ROV constructed for the inspection of objects lying on the coastal sea floor has been described. In order to establish if an object on the sea floor contains some sort of threat material (explosives, chemical agent), a system using a neutron sensor installed within ROV has been developed. We describe the maritime properties of ROV and show that the measured gamma spectra for commonly found ammunition charged with TNT explosives are dominated by C, O and Fe peaks enabling the determination of the presence of explosives inside an ammunition shell.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 83571P (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918125
Show Author Affiliations
Vladivoj Valkovic, A.C.T.d.o.o (Croatia)
Davor Sudac, Institute Ruder Boškovic (Croatia)
Robert Kollar, A.C.T.d.o.o (Croatia)
Zoran Domitran, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
Karlo Nad, Institute Ruder Boškovic (Croatia)
Jasmina Obhodas, Institute Ruder Boškovic (Croatia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8357:
Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII
J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Editor(s)

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