1 October 1999 Nitrogen camera: detection of antipersonnel mines revisited
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We have previously reported on a nuclear technique, the Nitrogen Camera, that has produced images of elemental nitrogen in concentrations and with surface densities typical of buried plastic anti-personnel mines. Since then we have been developing (1) enabling technologies, with most important of which is a mobile 70 MeV light source; (2) computer simulations to determine detection sensitivities with burial depth, explosives content, detector configurations, etc; and (3) deployment practices for both humanitarian and military field operations. Here we review the technique and summarize the state of the implementation.
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A. K.A. McEntee, A. K.A. McEntee, Edward A. Knapp, Edward A. Knapp, Robert B. Moler, Robert B. Moler, Anna W. Saunders, Anna W. Saunders, W. Peter Trower, W. Peter Trower, } "Nitrogen camera: detection of antipersonnel mines revisited", Proc. SPIE 3769, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications, (1 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363674; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363674
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