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Title: A Sensitive, Selective, and Portable Detector for Contraband: The Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument

Abstract

This paper describes the design and operation of a Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument (CINDI), which utilizes neutrons emitted from {sup 252}Cf. Neutrons emitted from the front face of CINDI penetrate dense compartment barrier materials with little change in energy but are backscattered by hydrogen-rich materials such as drugs. CINDI has led to a new technology that shows promise for identifying the concealed contraband. Carriers such as vehicles, marine vessels, airplanes, containers, cargo, and luggage will be scanned using both neutron and gamma-ray sources. The signal from both the neutron and gamma-ray backscattering and/or transmission can be used simultaneously to detect and possibly identify the contrabands it has been trained for.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
NOVA R and D Inc., Riverside, CA (US); U. S. Coast Guard R and D, Groton, CT (US); Brewt Power Systems, Atwater, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
none (US)
OSTI Identifier:
786138
Report Number(s):
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO
ISSN 0003-018X; CODEN TANSAO; TRN: US0109297
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2000 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (US), 06/04/2000--06/08/2000; Other Information: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Volume 82; PBD: 4 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DESIGN; DETECTION; NARCOTICS; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; CALIFORNIUM 252; RADIATION DETECTORS; OPERATION; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT; NEUTRON DETECTION; GAMMA DETECTION; NEUTRON SOURCES; GAMMA SOURCES

Citation Formats

T. O. Tuemer, L. Doan, C. W. Su, J. Baritelle, and B. Rhoton. A Sensitive, Selective, and Portable Detector for Contraband: The Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
T. O. Tuemer, L. Doan, C. W. Su, J. Baritelle, & B. Rhoton. A Sensitive, Selective, and Portable Detector for Contraband: The Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument. United States.
T. O. Tuemer, L. Doan, C. W. Su, J. Baritelle, and B. Rhoton. Sun . "A Sensitive, Selective, and Portable Detector for Contraband: The Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument". United States.
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title = {A Sensitive, Selective, and Portable Detector for Contraband: The Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument},
author = {T. O. Tuemer and L. Doan and C. W. Su and J. Baritelle and B. Rhoton},
abstractNote = {This paper describes the design and operation of a Compact Integrated Narcotics Detection Instrument (CINDI), which utilizes neutrons emitted from {sup 252}Cf. Neutrons emitted from the front face of CINDI penetrate dense compartment barrier materials with little change in energy but are backscattered by hydrogen-rich materials such as drugs. CINDI has led to a new technology that shows promise for identifying the concealed contraband. Carriers such as vehicles, marine vessels, airplanes, containers, cargo, and luggage will be scanned using both neutron and gamma-ray sources. The signal from both the neutron and gamma-ray backscattering and/or transmission can be used simultaneously to detect and possibly identify the contrabands it has been trained for.},
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