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A review of X-ray explosives detection techniques for checked baggage

Wells, K and Bradley, DA (2012) A review of X-ray explosives detection techniques for checked baggage Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 70 (8). pp. 1729-1746.

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In recent times, the security focus for civil aviation has shifted from hijacking in the 1980s, towards deliberate sabotage. X-ray imaging provides a major tool in checked baggage inspection, with various sensitive techniques being brought to bear in determining the form, and density of items within luggage as well as other material dependent parameters. This review first examines the various challenges to X-ray technology in securing a safe system of passenger transportation. An overview is then presented of the various conventional and less conventional approaches that are available to the airline industry, leading to developments in state-of-the-art imaging technology supported by enhanced machine and observer-based decision making principles. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Wells, K
Bradley, DA
Date : August 2012
DOI : 10.1016/j.apradiso.2012.01.011
Additional Information : NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Signal Processing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Signal Processing, 92(8), August 2012, DOI 10.1016/j.apradiso.2012.01.011.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Oct 2013 10:25
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:40

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