W. Bangerth, M. Adams, N. Amato, S. Chirayath, J-L Guermond, G. Kanschat, P. Kuchment, J. Morel, J. Ragusa, and L. Rauchwerger,
"Forward and inverse simulation capabilities for detection and imaging,"
Poster presented at the Academic Research Initiative Grantees Conference, Washington, D.C., April 6-9, 2009.
Ideally, detection of illicit radioactive materials at border
crossings would be based on imaging of containers, cars, and
people. Whether passive or active imaging is possible at all
depends on the amount of information available from radiation
detectors as well as the relationship between signal levels coming
from the potential source to those from the background. We describe
our efforts in realistic modeling of radiation levels as well as
approaches of passive imaging of containers.
Associated Project(s):SHIELD (Smuggled HEU Interdiction through Enhanced anaLysis and Detection): A Framework for Developing Novel Detection Systems Focused on Interdicting Shielded HEU