QUADRUPOLE RESONANCE EXPLOSIVE DETECTION SYSTEMS

Quadrupole resonance (QR) has been demonstrated to be an effective technique for detecting the presence of energetic materials hidden in baggage and cargo. Quantum Magnetics has developed a series of explosive detection devices (EDDs) based on QR technology. The QSCAN1000 can detect the presence of two main high-explosive molecules, RDX and PETN. These two materials are the main explosive constituents of many military plastic explosives. C4 and Semtex H contain RDX; Detasheet and Sentex A and H contain PETN.

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    • Reports on Leading Edge Engineering from the 1997 NAE Symposium on Frontiers of Engineering.
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    National Academy Press

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    Washington, DC  United States  20418
  • Authors:
    • Rayner, T
  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • Accession Number: 00763713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309059836
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 1999 12:00AM