10 May 2012 Simulation study of x-ray backscatter imaging of pressure-plate improvised explosive devices
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Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) triggered by pressure-plates are a serious threat in current theatres of operation. X-ray backscatter imaging (XBI) is a potential method for detecting buried pressure-plates. Monte-Carlo simulation code was developed in-house and has been used to study the potential of XBI for pressure-plate detection. It is shown that pressure-plates can be detected at depths up to 7 cm with high photon energies of 350 keV with reasonable speeds of 1 to 10 km/h. However, spatial resolution is relatively low due to multiple scattering.
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Johan van den Heuvel, Johan van den Heuvel, Franco Fiore, Franco Fiore, } "Simulation study of x-ray backscatter imaging of pressure-plate improvised explosive devices", Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 835716 (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918547; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918547
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