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1 May 2008 Gamma-ray imaging for explosives detection
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We describe a gamma-ray imaging camera (GIC) for active interrogation of explosives being developed by NASA/GSFC and NSWC/Carderock. The GIC is based on the Three-dimensional Track Imager (3-DTI) technology developed at GSFC for gamma-ray astrophysics. The 3-DTI, a large volume time-projection chamber, provides accurate, ~0.4 mm resolution, 3-D tracking of charged particles. The incident direction of gamma rays, E > 6 MeV, are reconstructed from the momenta and energies of the electron-positron pair resulting from interactions in the 3-DTI volume. The optimization of the 3-DTI technology for this specific application and the performance of the GIC from laboratory tests is presented.
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G. A. de Nolfo, S. D. Hunter, L. M Barbier, J. T. Link, S. Son, S. R Floyd, N. Guardala, M. Skopec, and B. Stark "Gamma-ray imaging for explosives detection", Proc. SPIE 6954, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing IX, 695404 (1 May 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.777176
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