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Simulation study of x-ray backscatter imaging of pressure-plate improvised explosive devices
Author(s): Johan van den Heuvel; Franco Fiore
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Paper Abstract

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) triggered by pressure-plates are a serious threat in current theatres of operation. X-ray backscatter imaging (XBI) is a potential method for detecting buried pressure-plates. Monte-Carlo simulation code was developed in-house and has been used to study the potential of XBI for pressure-plate detection. It is shown that pressure-plates can be detected at depths up to 7 cm with high photon energies of 350 keV with reasonable speeds of 1 to 10 km/h. However, spatial resolution is relatively low due to multiple scattering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 835716 (11 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918547
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Johan van den Heuvel, NATO C3 Agency (Netherlands)
Franco Fiore, NATO C3 Agency (Netherlands)


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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