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Title: Apparatus and methods for real-time detection of explosives devices

Abstract

The present disclosure relates, according to some embodiments, to apparatus, devices, systems, and/or methods for real-time detection of a concealed or camouflaged explosive device (e.g., EFPs and IEDs) from a safe stand-off distance. Apparatus, system and/or methods of the disclosure may also be operable to identify and/or spatially locate and/or detect an explosive device. An apparatus or system may comprise an x-ray generator that generates high-energy x-rays and/or electrons operable to contact and activate a metal comprised in an explosive device from a stand-off distance; and a detector operable to detect activation of the metal. Identifying an explosive device may comprise detecting characteristic radiation signatures emitted by metals specific to an EFP, an IED or a landmine. Apparatus and systems of the disclosure may be mounted on vehicles and methods of the disclosure may be performed while moving in the vehicle and from a safe stand-off distance.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Idaho Falls, ID
  2. Pocatello, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
INL (Idaho National Laboratory (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1113795
Patent Number(s):
8,625,744
Application Number:
12/622,813
Assignee:
U.S. Department of Energy (Washington, DC); Raytheon Company (Waltham, MA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-051D14517
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Nov 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Blackburn, Brandon W, Hunt, Alan W, and Chichester, David L. Apparatus and methods for real-time detection of explosives devices. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Blackburn, Brandon W, Hunt, Alan W, & Chichester, David L. Apparatus and methods for real-time detection of explosives devices. United States.
Blackburn, Brandon W, Hunt, Alan W, and Chichester, David L. Tue . "Apparatus and methods for real-time detection of explosives devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1113795.
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