Characterizing X-ray Attenuation of Containerized Cargo
X-ray inspection systems can be used to detect radiological and nuclear threats in imported cargo. In order to better understand performance of these systems, the attenuation characteristics of imported cargo need to be determined. This project focused on developing image processing algorithms for segmenting cargo and using x-ray attenuation to quantify equivalent steel thickness to determine cargo density. These algorithms were applied to over 450 cargo radiographs. The results are summarized in this report.
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
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- 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; X RADIATION; CARGO; STEELS; ATTENUATION; ALGORITHMS; IMAGE PROCESSING; DENSITY; THICKNESS; INSPECTION; X-RAY DETECTION
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