Detection of Bulk Explosives Advanced Techniques against Terrorism: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Detection of Bulk Explosives Advanced Techniques against Terrorism St. Petersburg, Russia 16-21 June 2003 / Edition 1

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Detection of Bulk Explosives: Advanced Techniques against Terrorism contains reviews of: existing and emerging bulk explosives detection techniques; scientific and technical policy of the Federal Border Service of the Russian Federation; challenges in application and evaluation of EDS systems for aviation security; multi-sensor approach to explosives detection. There are also reports devoted to the following individual explosive detection techniques: X-ray systems in airports; neutron in, gamma out techniques; neutron and gamma backscattering; nuclear quadruple resonance, including remote NQR; sub-surface radars; microwave scanners; laser-induced burst spectroscopy (LIBS); acoustic sensors; nonlinear location (NUD); systems for localization and destruction of explosive objects. While the long term goal - 100% detection, 0% false alarms - is an "impossible" dream, the short term goal - improvement of current detection systems - is achievable in a timely and cost-effective manner. While in some scenarios the general direction of work is to reduce the inspection time, in other scenarios time will be sacrificed in favor of 100% detection probability. Strengthening ties in the scientist - developer - industry - technology user - policy maker chain is the most urgent task, if timely and adequate answers to ever-evolving terrorist threats are to be found.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402019340
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/29/2004
  • Series: Nato Science Series II: (closed), #138
  • Edition description: 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Detection of Explosives 1
Overview of Bulk Explosives Detection Techniques 7
Outcome of the NATO ARW "Vapor and Trace Detection of Explosives for Antiterrorism Purposes" in Moscow 31
Classification of Technologies for Bulk Detection of Explosives 39
Multi Level Concepts for the Detection of Explosives 45
Method of Hidden Explosives Detection Using Reflected Low Power Gamma Irradiation 53
Bulk Explosive Detection by Neutron Interrogation: Results from the Explodet Collaboration
The Main Tasks of the Scientific and Technical Policy of the Federal Border Service of the Russian Federation in its Struggle Against Terrorism 83
Detection and Identification of Bulk Explosives Using Portable Neutron Generators 85
Detection of Hidden Explosives by Nanosecond Neutron Analysis Technique 89
Technology of Elemental Analysis with Usage of Generators of Neutrons for Detection of Explosive Devices Established in a Soil, Luggage and Other Subjects 105
The Detection of Explosives in Airport Luggage Using the Direct Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Method 113
Detection of Ammonium Nitrate Inside Vehicles by Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance 125
Challenges in Application and Evaluation of EDS Systems for Aviation Security 127
Circuits of Digital Signal Processing in NOR 137
The Design Philosophy of the Combined Systems for Detection of Explosive Substances Using X-Ray and TNA Devices 149
Sub-Surface Location: Techniques and Equipment Some practical results from Russia 155
Detection of Explosives Using Continuous Microwaves 161
Application of LIBS Spectroscopy for Remote Bulk Detection of Explosives 167
Using of Acoustic Techniques for Detection of Explosives in Gas, Liquid and Solid Mediums 175
Analysis of the Possibility of Explosives Detection with Pulsed Neutrons Sounding Method 185
Complex System for Detection, Localization and Destruction of Explosive Materials in Suspect Objects Found in Public Areas 195
EUDEM 2: Overview and Some Early Findings 201
Possibility of Using X-Ray Inspection Systems for Detection of Terrorism-Related Explosives 209
Method for Detection of Fissioning and Explosive Substances 211
Fast Neutron Analysis at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) 219
Detection of Bulk Explosives with Inelastic Fast Neutrons Scattering 225
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