18 December 2000 Bomb detection using backscattered x-ray radiography
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The primary method used to determine if an unattended package is dangerous is currently transmission radiography. This system has two main drawbacks. First, the film must be placed on one side of the package and an x-ray source on the other side of the package. An arrangement that cannot always be achieved due to the position of the package. The other drawback is that the package may detonate before the film is removed and all the information about the package lost.
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Joseph C. Wehlburg, Joseph C. Wehlburg, Jennifer Jacobs, Jennifer Jacobs, Steve L. Shope, Steve L. Shope, Grant J. Lockwood, Grant J. Lockwood, Michael M. Selph, Michael M. Selph, } "Bomb detection using backscattered x-ray radiography", Proc. SPIE 4142, Penetrating Radiation Systems and Applications II, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410555; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.410555


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