Motivations and methods for the analysis of multi-modality X-ray systems for explosives detection


Conference Paper

© 2019 SPIE. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. Transmission-based imaging and X-ray diffraction-based material analysis have largely developed independently. However, for a variety of applications ranging from in-vivo soft tissue analysis to concealed explosives detection, it is necessary to realize high-fidelity, spatially-resolved material discrimination. We therefore seek to understand to what degree transmission and X-ray diffraction (XRD) complement one another and can be implemented practically, particularly in the case of explosives detection in aviation security. Using a combination of simulated and experimental data, we identify the relative value of the X-ray signatures available to transmission and XRD measurements, and explore how the measurement fidelity can impact these results.

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Cited Authors

  • Carpenter, JH; Ding, Y; Hurlock, A; Coccarelli, D; Gregory, C; Diallo, SO; Ashok, A; Gehm, ME; Greenberg, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10999 /

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1996-756X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0277-786X

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781510626638

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.2518781

Citation Source

  • Scopus