Remote Detection of Buried Explosives

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Current methods for detecting buried explosives include X-ray backscatter, ground penetrating radar (GPR), and metal detection. These methods attempt to identify buried explosives by detecting buried metal or density differences in the ground.

Purdue University researchers have developed a technology that identifies an explosive device by identifying the energetic material contained in the explosive device, regardless of the device configuration, emplacement, or packaging materials.

Advantages:
-Identifies explosive devices by the energetic material they contain
-Effective regardless of device configuration, emplacement, or packaging materials

Potential Applications:
-Department of Homeland Security
-Law enforcement
-Explosive identification
May 23, 2013
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