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Title: Pendulum detector testing device

Abstract

A detector testing device is described which provides consistent, cost-effective, repeatable results. The testing device is primarily constructed of PVC plastic and other non-metallic materials. Sensitivity of a walk-through detector system can be checked by: (1) providing a standard test object simulating the mass, size and material content of a weapon or other contraband, (2) suspending the test object in successive positions, such as head, waist and ankle levels, simulating where the contraband might be concealed on a person walking through the detector system; and (3) swinging the suspended object through each of the positions, while operating the detector system and observing its response. The test object is retained in a holder in which the orientation of the test device or target can be readily changed, to properly complete the testing requirements. 5 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
541733
Patent Number(s):
5,672,807
Application Number:
PAN: 8-579,028; TRN: 97:019551
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 055001; PA: EDB-97:140871; SN: 97001865617
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Sep 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; CALIBRATION STANDARDS; ENTRY CONTROL SYSTEMS; SECURITY; DETECTION; WEAPONS; PHYSICAL PROTECTION

Citation Formats

Gonsalves, J.M. Pendulum detector testing device. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Gonsalves, J.M. Pendulum detector testing device. United States.
Gonsalves, J.M. Tue . "Pendulum detector testing device". United States.
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