PROCEEDINGS OF THE NEW CONCEPTS SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP ON DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVES HELD AT RESTON, VIRGINIA ON OCTOBER 30, 31, AND NOVEMBER 1, 1978

A collection of over 80 research papers were presented at a symposium on the detection and identification of explosives. The main topics discussed were Vapor Detection, Bulk Detection, Tagging, and Untagged Identification. The subject matter covered under vapor detection included vapor characterization, calibration, and standards; preconcentrators, vapor barriers and transport mass spectrometry; smell, biochemical, and chemiluminescence techniques; ion mobility spectrometry; animal olfaction; optical; and electron capture/gas chromatography. The topics covered under Bulk Detection included x-ray detection; computer processing of image data; NMR/NQR; neutron detection techniques; and operational considerations. The subjects concerned with the area of tagging were identification tagging concepts; ID pilot test analysis; detection tagging concepts; safety compatibility and survivability testing; detection tagging pilot test; and techniques in ID taggant recovery.

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  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Pagination: 561 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00197577
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2002 12:00AM