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Examination of cross-talk between adjacent x-ray generator-detector systems
Author(s): Jennifer A. Jacobs; Edward T. Dugan; Alan M. Jacobs; Grant J. Lockwood; Steve L. Shope; Joseph C. Wehlburg
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Paper Abstract

Numerous active landmines buried around the world have prompted work on various technologies for locating these mines. One promising technique directs a beam of x-rays into the ground, and detects the fraction scattered back. An image of the detected photons reveals the subsurface content. In this experiment, the effect of photon cross-talk between adjacent x-ray beam/photon detector systems was investigated. If feasible, multiple beam/detector systems would allow a single landmine detection system to survey the ground much faster. The results of the examination of the segmented detector system showed that this system is quite capable of producing very recognizable images of surface buried landmines, in spite of significant limitations imposed by the required setup of this particular experiment. Therefore, the segmented detector system is an option that should be strongly investigated in the development of a landmine detector system if there is a critical emphasis on speed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3392, Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III, (4 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.324256
Show Author Affiliations
Jennifer A. Jacobs, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Edward T. Dugan, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Alan M. Jacobs, Univ. of Florida (United States)
Grant J. Lockwood, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Steve L. Shope, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Joseph C. Wehlburg, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3392:
Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets III
Abinash C. Dubey; James F. Harvey; J. Thomas Broach, Editor(s)

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