To determine the economic feasibility and reliability of bomb detection devices adequate for use at airports serving air carriers, nationwide systems of devices for surveillance of passengers and baggage and detection of gamma-ray emissions from bombs using Co60-tagged detonator caps are examined. Alternatives to the liquid scintillator coincidence device, which was developed and tested by Catholic University for airport application, are also examined. It is concluded that a liquid scintillator device large enough to monitor a full cart or pod of baggage at one time is most suitable for monitoring baggage, but that sodium iodide scintillator devices have significant advantages for use in monitoring passengers. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

    Southern California Laboratories
    South Pasadena, CA  United States  91030
  • Authors:
    • Brinton, G M
    • Passell, T O
  • Publication Date: 1964-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181945
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FA-WA-4300
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1979 12:00AM