Through-container measurement of acoustic signatures for classification/discrimination of liquid explosives (LEs) and precursor threat liquids

Aaron A. Diaz, Todd J. Samuel, Brian J. Tucker, Anthony D. Cinson, Juan D. Valencia, Kevin L. Gervais, Jason S. Thompson, Peter J. Shull, H. Felix Wu, Aaron A. Diaz, Dietmar W. Vogel
2008 Nondestructive Characterization for Composite Materials, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Infrastructure, and Homeland Security 2008  
Work at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has demonstrated that ultrasonic property measurements can be effectively employed for the rapid and accurate classification/discrimination of liquids in small, carryon, standard "stream-of-commerce" containers. This paper focuses on a set of laboratory measurements acquired with the PNNL prototype device as applied to several types of liquids (including threat liquids and precursor chemicals) to the manufacture of LEs in small commercially
more » ... l commercially available plastic containers.
doi:10.1117/12.776420 fatcat:3foxlkytpbdarjt2xa4clic4za