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Explosives Detection By Dual-Energy Computed Tomography (CT)
Author(s): Fredrick L. Roder
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Paper Abstract

Through the use of dual-energy CT, it is possible to obtain a two-dimensional mapping of average electron density and average atomic number within the imaged plane. Preliminary results obtained with medical scanners indicate that these data may provide a reliable criterion for differentiating between explosives and innocent materials contained within a package or suitcase without resorting to imaging, pattern recognition, or operator interpretation. The results of a preliminary systems study indicate that a practical system based on this principle of detection is feasible. Currently, there is a program for the development of a breadboard dual-energy Cm explosives detection system tailored to meet the performance characteristics reauired for a checkpoint operational scenario.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 1979
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0182, Imaging Applications for Automated Industrial Inspection and Assembly, (10 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957385
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Fredrick L. Roder, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0182:
Imaging Applications for Automated Industrial Inspection and Assembly
Richard P. Kruger, Editor(s)

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