4 May 2007 Through-the-wall sensor systems based on hard x-ray imaging optics
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This paper discusses a new approach to X-ray non-intrusive (NDE) inspection based on hard X-ray imaging optics. A new X-ray lens, called lobster-eye-lens (LEL) is the transmission lens, based on reflection optics, with grazing-angle deflection of 0.2° and photon energy of 40-100 keV. The lens reflection-optics is based on large, high-quality X-ray mirrors with r.m.s. lower than 1 nm. The through-the-wall inspection capability of such a system, based on Compton back-scattering, can be applied for longer ranges, (up to 100 m in the air), and thick walls (over 2 cm for wood, and over 2 mm for metal). CONOPS examples are given for homeland security applications.
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Tomasz Jannson, Michael Gertsenshteyn, Victor Grubsky, Pauline Amouzou, Richard Koziol, "Through-the-wall sensor systems based on hard x-ray imaging optics", Proc. SPIE 6538, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense VI, 65380A (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718765; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.718765
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