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Title: Idaho Explosives Detection System

Abstract

The Idaho Explosives Detection System was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks potentially carrying explosives into military bases. A full-scale prototype system has been built and is currently undergoing testing. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of NaI detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A laptop computer controls the entire system. The control software is easily operable by minimally trained staff. The system was developed to detect explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-min measurement time. System performance was successfully demonstrated with explosives at the INL in June 2004 and at Andrews Air Force Base in July 2004.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
912318
Report Number(s):
INEEL/JOU-04-02577
TRN: US200801%%756
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-99ID-13727
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and; Journal Volume: 241; Journal Issue: 1 - 4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 - GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; COMPUTERS; DETECTION; EXPLOSIVES; NAI DETECTORS; NEUTRON GENERATORS; PERFORMANCE; TESTING; explosive detection; neutron generator

Citation Formats

Edward L. Reber, Larry G. Blackwood, Andrew J. Edwards, J. Keith Jewell, Kenneth W. Rohde, Edward H. Seabury, and Jeffery B. Klinger. Idaho Explosives Detection System. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2005.07.235.
Edward L. Reber, Larry G. Blackwood, Andrew J. Edwards, J. Keith Jewell, Kenneth W. Rohde, Edward H. Seabury, & Jeffery B. Klinger. Idaho Explosives Detection System. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2005.07.235.
Edward L. Reber, Larry G. Blackwood, Andrew J. Edwards, J. Keith Jewell, Kenneth W. Rohde, Edward H. Seabury, and Jeffery B. Klinger. Thu . "Idaho Explosives Detection System". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2005.07.235.
@article{osti_912318,
title = {Idaho Explosives Detection System},
author = {Edward L. Reber and Larry G. Blackwood and Andrew J. Edwards and J. Keith Jewell and Kenneth W. Rohde and Edward H. Seabury and Jeffery B. Klinger},
abstractNote = {The Idaho Explosives Detection System was developed at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to respond to threats imposed by delivery trucks potentially carrying explosives into military bases. A full-scale prototype system has been built and is currently undergoing testing. The system consists of two racks, one on each side of a subject vehicle. Each rack includes a neutron generator and an array of NaI detectors. The two neutron generators are pulsed and synchronized. A laptop computer controls the entire system. The control software is easily operable by minimally trained staff. The system was developed to detect explosives in a medium size truck within a 5-min measurement time. System performance was successfully demonstrated with explosives at the INL in June 2004 and at Andrews Air Force Base in July 2004.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nimb.2005.07.235},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and},
number = 1 - 4,
volume = 241,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}