Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) Technique: CY-05 Project Summary Report

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Idaho National Laboratory, along with Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory, is developing an electron accelerator-based, photonuclear inspection technology, called the Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) system, for the detection of nuclear material concealed within air-, rail-, and, primarily, maritime-cargo transportation containers. This report summarizes the advances and progress of the system’s development in 2005. The contents of this report include an overview of the prototype inspection system, selected Receiver-Operator-Characteristic curves for system detection performance characterization, a description of the approach used to integrate the three major detection components of the PPA inspection system, highlights of ... continued below

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Jones, J.L.; Bennett, B.D.; Haskell, K.J.; Johnson, J.T.; Norman, D.R.; Sterbentz, J.W. et al. December 1, 2005.

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Idaho National Laboratory, along with Idaho State University’s Idaho Accelerator Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory, is developing an electron accelerator-based, photonuclear inspection technology, called the Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) system, for the detection of nuclear material concealed within air-, rail-, and, primarily, maritime-cargo transportation containers. This report summarizes the advances and progress of the system’s development in 2005. The contents of this report include an overview of the prototype inspection system, selected Receiver-Operator-Characteristic curves for system detection performance characterization, a description of the approach used to integrate the three major detection components of the PPA inspection system, highlights of the gray-scale density mapping technique being used for significant shield material detection, and higher electron beam energy detection results to support an evaluation for an optimal interrogating beam energy. This project is supported by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Research and Development and, more recently, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.

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  • Report No.: INL/EXT-05-01020
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-99ID-13727
  • DOI: 10.2172/911261 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 911261
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc887256

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Jones, J.L.; Bennett, B.D.; Haskell, K.J.; Johnson, J.T.; Norman, D.R.; Sterbentz, J.W. et al. Pulsed Photonuclear Assessment (PPA) Technique: CY-05 Project Summary Report, report, December 1, 2005; [Idaho Falls, Idaho]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc887256/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.