10 May 2012 Inspection of the objects on the sea floor for the presence of explosives
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An ROV constructed for the inspection of objects lying on the coastal sea floor has been described. In order to establish if an object on the sea floor contains some sort of threat material (explosives, chemical agent), a system using a neutron sensor installed within ROV has been developed. We describe the maritime properties of ROV and show that the measured gamma spectra for commonly found ammunition charged with TNT explosives are dominated by C, O and Fe peaks enabling the determination of the presence of explosives inside an ammunition shell.
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Vladivoj Valkovic, Vladivoj Valkovic, Davor Sudac, Davor Sudac, Robert Kollar, Robert Kollar, Zoran Domitran, Zoran Domitran, Karlo Nad, Karlo Nad, Jasmina Obhodas, Jasmina Obhodas, } "Inspection of the objects on the sea floor for the presence of explosives", Proc. SPIE 8357, Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XVII, 83571P (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918125; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918125
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