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Results of three-month intensive cargo inspection test at ARPA's nonintrusive inspection technology testbed
Author(s): Robert F. Reiter; Roy W. Volberding
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Paper Abstract

The high energy x-ray inspection system at ARPA's Nonintrusive Inspection Technology Testbed is a direct descendant of the rocket container x-ray inspection system installed at Votkinsk, Russia which was developed to support the on-site verification measures provided in the INF Treaty. ASEC, through its support to Sandia National Laboratory, was involved in the developemnt and test of that system. Subsequently, ASEC has transfered the technology to law enforcement applications through x-ray system design and integration in a facility at Houston, Texas. The results of demonstrations at Houston resulted in the design and construction of teh ARPA-sponsored testbed in the Port of Tacoma and the integration of the systems located there. This paper describes the execution of and results from a three month long, intensive test which involved two scenarios and resulted in the inspection of some 2676 cargoes using a dual x-ray inspection system which provided both horizontal and vertical images of the test articles. Following the completion of the test, 1330 cargoes from the second month of the test were recalled from the archives and re-analyzed using only the horizontal view. Specific results of the testing related to both system performance and analyst performance will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2497, Public Safety/Law Enforcement Technology, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210488
Show Author Affiliations
Robert F. Reiter, Analytical Systems Engineering Corp. (United States)
Roy W. Volberding, Analytical Systems Engineering Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2497:
Public Safety/Law Enforcement Technology
Raymond J. Mataloni Sr.; Raymond D. Mintz, Editor(s)

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