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Title: Method and apparatus for detecting explosives

Abstract

A method and apparatus is provided for detecting explosives by thermal imaging. The explosive material is subjected to a high energy wave which can be either a sound wave or an electromagnetic wave which will initiate a chemical reaction in the explosive material which chemical reaction will produce heat. The heat is then sensed by a thermal imaging device which will provide a signal to a computing device which will alert a user of the apparatus to the possibility of an explosive device being present.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1021438
Patent Number(s):
7939803
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 11/877,775
Assignee:
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Moore, David Steven. Method and apparatus for detecting explosives. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Moore, David Steven. Method and apparatus for detecting explosives. United States.
Moore, David Steven. Tue . "Method and apparatus for detecting explosives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1021438.
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year = {2011},
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