Standoff Bomb Detective Techniques By Neutron Interrogation Technique

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Due to terrorist use of explosive devices, intense interest has been directed towards the development of techniques and instrumentation to detect explosives.

A number of analytical techniques are currently under investigation for bulk explosive detection. Several methods have been successfully commercialized including x-rays, neutrons, electromagnetic imaging, and gamma- rays that see widespread field use.

A key limitation of all currently utilized field techniques is that they require close proximity or physical interaction with the object being analyzed.

The ideal bulk explosive detection technique would be able to detect bulk amounts of explosives from a distance to ensure personnel safety.

Neutron interrogation has been proved to be the only currently viable technique that can be utilized to sense bulk amounts of explosives at standoff distances.

This review compares currently used explosive detection techniques with recently developed standoff methods. We emphasize the development of Neutron interrogation for standoff explosive detection.


Standoff bomb detection technique is a non-destructive inspection process to determine whether a container contains explosive materials. This is commonly used at airports, ports, and border control.


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