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Title: Final Report, Next-Generation Mega-Voltage Cargo-Imaging System for Cargo Conainer Inspection, March 2007

Abstract

The UNLV Research Foundation, as the primary award recipient, teamed with Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) for the purpose of conducting research and engineering related to a "next-generation" mega-voltage imaging (MVCI) system for inspection of cargo in large containers. The procurement and build-out of hardware for the MVCI project has been completed. The K-9 linear accelerator and an optimized X-ray detection system capable of efficiently detecting X-rays emitted from the accelerator after they have passed through the device is under test. The Office of Science financial assistance award has made possible the development of a system utilizing a technology which will have a profound positive impact on the security of U.S. seaports. The proposed project will ultimately result in critical research and development advances for the "next-generation" Linatron X-ray accelerator technology, thereby providing a safe, reliable and efficient fixed and mobile cargo inspection system, which will very significantly increase the fraction of cargo containers undergoing reliable inspection as the enter U.S. ports. Both NNSA/NA-22 and the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office are collaborating with UNLV and its team to make this technology available as soon as possible.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UNLV Research Foundation, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 452036, Las Vegas, NV 89154
Sponsoring Org.:
Chicago Office
OSTI Identifier:
901325
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER-63880F
TRN: US0703565
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-04ER63880
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; AWARDS; CARGO; CONTAINERS; DETECTION; FINANCING; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; PROCUREMENT; SECURITY; X-RAY DETECTION; next-generation mega-voltage imaging cargo insepection

Citation Formats

Dr. James Clayton, Ph.D., Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products, Dr. Emma Regentova, Ph.D, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Final Report, Next-Generation Mega-Voltage Cargo-Imaging System for Cargo Conainer Inspection, March 2007. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.2172/901325.
Dr. James Clayton, Ph.D., Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products, Dr. Emma Regentova, Ph.D, University of Nevada Las Vegas, & Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Final Report, Next-Generation Mega-Voltage Cargo-Imaging System for Cargo Conainer Inspection, March 2007. United States. doi:10.2172/901325.
Dr. James Clayton, Ph.D., Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products, Dr. Emma Regentova, Ph.D, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tue . "Final Report, Next-Generation Mega-Voltage Cargo-Imaging System for Cargo Conainer Inspection, March 2007". United States. doi:10.2172/901325. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/901325.
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title = {Final Report, Next-Generation Mega-Voltage Cargo-Imaging System for Cargo Conainer Inspection, March 2007},
author = {Dr. James Clayton, Ph.D., Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products and Dr. Emma Regentova, Ph.D, University of Nevada Las Vegas and Dr. Evangelos Yfantis, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas},
abstractNote = {The UNLV Research Foundation, as the primary award recipient, teamed with Varian Medical Systems-Security & Inspection Products and the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) for the purpose of conducting research and engineering related to a "next-generation" mega-voltage imaging (MVCI) system for inspection of cargo in large containers. The procurement and build-out of hardware for the MVCI project has been completed. The K-9 linear accelerator and an optimized X-ray detection system capable of efficiently detecting X-rays emitted from the accelerator after they have passed through the device is under test. The Office of Science financial assistance award has made possible the development of a system utilizing a technology which will have a profound positive impact on the security of U.S. seaports. The proposed project will ultimately result in critical research and development advances for the "next-generation" Linatron X-ray accelerator technology, thereby providing a safe, reliable and efficient fixed and mobile cargo inspection system, which will very significantly increase the fraction of cargo containers undergoing reliable inspection as the enter U.S. ports. Both NNSA/NA-22 and the Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office are collaborating with UNLV and its team to make this technology available as soon as possible.},
doi = {10.2172/901325},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue Mar 27 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}

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