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Title: Method and system for detecting explosives

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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
986369
Patent Number(s):
7,501,637
Application Number:
11/877,192
Assignee:
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE

Citation Formats

Reber, Edward L, Jewell, James K, Rohde, Kenneth W, Seabury, Edward H, Blackwood, Larry G, Edwards, Andrew J, and Derr, Kurt W. Method and system for detecting explosives. United States: N. p., 2009. Web.
Reber, Edward L, Jewell, James K, Rohde, Kenneth W, Seabury, Edward H, Blackwood, Larry G, Edwards, Andrew J, & Derr, Kurt W. Method and system for detecting explosives. 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 . "Method and system for detecting explosives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/986369.
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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 = {2009},
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