NDT.net - October 2002, Vol. 7 No.10

DETECTION OF BURIED LANDMINES WITH X-RAY BACKSCATTER TECHNOLOGY

W. Niemann, S. Olesinski, T. Thiele,
YXLON International X-Ray GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
G.Martens, I.-C.Carlsen
PHILIPS Research Laboratories, Hamburg, Germany
Corresponding Author Contact:
Email: Wilhelm.Niemann@hbg.yxlon.com, Internet: www.yxlon.com
Paper presented at the 8th ECNDT, Barcelona, June 2002

Abstract

1. Some general background on mine detection

Some comments on existing detection technologies

2. Principles of X-ray backscatter technology

3. Results of a prototype scanner ComScan450

4. Summary and Outlook

Acknowledgement

References

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