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Title: Explosives detection system and method

Abstract

A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a control system, remote from the first and second racks, coupled to the neutron generators and gamma ray detectors; using the control system, causing the neutron generators to generate neutrons; and performing gamma ray spectroscopy on spectra read by the gamma ray detectors to look for a signature indicative of presence of an explosive. Various apparatus and other methods are also provided.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL), Idaho Falls, ID
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
921017
Patent Number(s):
7,307,256
Application Number:
11/100,800
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LC (Idaho Falls, ID) IDO
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Reber, Edward L., Jewell, James K., Rohde, Kenneth W., Seabury, Edward H., Blackwood, Larry G., Edwards, Andrew J., and Derr, Kurt W. Explosives detection system and method. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Reber, Edward L., Jewell, James K., Rohde, Kenneth W., Seabury, Edward H., Blackwood, Larry G., Edwards, Andrew J., & Derr, Kurt W. Explosives detection system and method. United States.
Reber, Edward L., Jewell, James K., Rohde, Kenneth W., Seabury, Edward H., Blackwood, Larry G., Edwards, Andrew J., and Derr, Kurt W. Tue . "Explosives detection system and method". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/921017.
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abstractNote = {A method of detecting explosives in a vehicle includes providing a first rack on one side of the vehicle, the rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a second rack on another side of the vehicle, the second rack including a neutron generator and a plurality of gamma ray detectors; providing a control system, remote from the first and second racks, coupled to the neutron generators and gamma ray detectors; using the control system, causing the neutron generators to generate neutrons; and performing gamma ray spectroscopy on spectra read by the gamma ray detectors to look for a signature indicative of presence of an explosive. Various apparatus and other methods are also provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 11 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Tue Dec 11 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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