The global problem of many countries infested with landmines demands new technical solution in the localization and identification of hidden explosives. It is believed that only a combination of different sensor systems can fulfill the requirements of humanitarian de-mining. In this respect nuclear techniques employing neutrons have proved to be a useful tool in the identification of commonly used explosives which present an elevated concentration of nitrogen. In this paper we will report on the research project EXPLODET (EXPLOsive DETection) of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare which is aimed at defining the conceptual design of a system for the identification of landmines by direct detection of the nitrogen signature in the explosives.

The EXPLODET project: Advanced nuclear techniques for humanitarian de-mining

LUNARDON, MARCELLO;MORETTO, SANDRA;VIESTI, GIUSEPPE;
2000

Abstract

The global problem of many countries infested with landmines demands new technical solution in the localization and identification of hidden explosives. It is believed that only a combination of different sensor systems can fulfill the requirements of humanitarian de-mining. In this respect nuclear techniques employing neutrons have proved to be a useful tool in the identification of commonly used explosives which present an elevated concentration of nitrogen. In this paper we will report on the research project EXPLODET (EXPLOsive DETection) of the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare which is aimed at defining the conceptual design of a system for the identification of landmines by direct detection of the nitrogen signature in the explosives.
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