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Ionization chamber having a potential-well for ion trapping and ion compression

An ionization chamber. The ionization chamber includes a vessel, an ionization source, an ion gate, and a mid-ring electrode. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Systems and methods for calibration, verification, and sensitivity checks for detectors

The present disclosure is directed to methods and systems for calibration, calibration verification, and sensitivity checks for a detector. The methods and systems include calibrating a detector by releasing at least one calibrant from at least one calibrant chamber in flow communication with the detector. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Methods and devices for moisture-based calibration

The present disclosure is directed to methods and devices for moisture-based calibration. In particular, the present disclosure is directed to moisture monitoring devices that trigger calibration of substance detection devices.. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Sampling device including mechanical force feedback mechanism

The present disclosure includes a sampling device for collecting a sample from a target surface, the sample device including a handle, a body extending from the handle, and a mechanical force feedback mechanism. The mechanical force feedback mechanism is configured to change an orientation of the body relative to the handle when force is applied to a target surface by the sampling device.. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Apparatus for detecting constituents in a sample and method of using the same

An apparatus for detecting constituents in a sample includes first and second drift tubes defining first and second drift regions, and a controllable electric field device within a fragmentation region coupled to the first and second drift tubes. The apparatus also includes a first ion shutter positioned between the first drift and fragmentation regions. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Systems and methods for the automatic detection of lithium batteries in cargo, baggage, parcels, and other containers

The present specification discloses methods for scanning objects for the presence of lithium batteries. Normalized transmission x-ray data is used to generate organic, effective z, and attenuation-based images. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Portable security inspection system

The present specification discloses a radiographic inspection system for screening an area. The inspection system has a container that defines an enclosed volume, a radiation source positioned within the enclosed volume, a detector array, a movable structure attached to a portion of the base of the container, and a controller programmed to move the movable structure to achieve an optimum height of the radiation source's field of view based upon a plurality of data.. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Optimization of the source firing pattern for x-ray scanning systems

The present application discloses a computed tomography system having non-rotating x-ray sources that are programmed to optimize the source firing pattern. In one embodiment, the ct system is a fast cone-beam ct scanner which uses a fixed ring of multiple sources and fixed rings of detectors in an offset geometry. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

X-ray tomographic inspection system for the identification of specific target items

The present invention provides for an improved scanning process with a stationary x-ray source arranged to generate x-rays from a plurality of x-ray source positions around a scanning region, a first set of detectors arranged to detect x-rays transmitted through the scanning region, and at least one processor arranged to process outputs from the first set of detectors to generate tomographic image data. The x-ray screening system is used in combination with other screening technologies, such as nqr-based screening, x-ray diffraction based screening, x-ray back-scatter based screening, or trace detection based screening.. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Systems and methods for improving penetration of radiographic scanners

Systems and methods are used to increase the penetration and reduce the exclusion zone of radiographic systems. An x-ray detection method irradiates an object with x-ray fanlets including vertically moving fan beams, each fanlet having an angular range smaller than the angular coverage of the object. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Detector systems

A detection system comprising a plurality of magnetic field generators and a plurality of magnetic field detectors located adjacent to a detection area, and a control system arranged to generate magnetic field using the generators, and, for each of the generators, to make measurements of the magnetic field generated using each of the detectors, and processing means arranged to process the measurements to generate a data set characterising the detection area.. . ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Radiation signal processing system

A dual energy based x-ray scanning system has a linear detector array with high and low energy detectors. A signal processing method is employed that accounts for varying angles at which the transmitted x-rays impinge upon the detectors and also the varying order in which the transmitted x-rays pass through the high and low energy detectors. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Systems and methods for detecting threats and contraband in cargo

The present specification discloses systems and methods for identifying and reporting contents of a tanker, container or vehicle. Programmatic tools are provided to assist an operator in analyzing contents of a tanker, container or vehicle. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

Integrated security inspection system

A highly versatile and efficient integrated security inspection system that includes a plurality of security checkpoints wherein the process flow associated with said security checkpoints and the functionality and operation of screening devices deployed in said security checkpoints are controlled through a central processor. In an embodiment, the security supervisor can remotely manage the process flow across security checkpoints deployed across multiple sites in the real time. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

06/15/17 / #20170168189

Walk through metal detection system

The present application is a detection system for locating and characterizing an object placed in a detection area in a three dimensional space. The detection system includes a plurality of magnetic field generators and magnetic field detectors arranged on opposite sides of the detection area and a control system for enabling generation of a magnetic field in the detection area by the magnetic field generators and for measuring of the magnetic field modified by the object at each of the magnetic field detectors. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

06/08/17 / #20170161922

Imaging, data acquisition, data transmission, and data distribution methods and systems for high data rate tomographic x-ray scanners

The present invention is an x-ray system having a source-detector module, which includes x-ray sources and detectors, for scanning an object being inspected, a scan engine coupled to the source-detector module for collecting scan data from the source detector module, an image reconstruction engine coupled to the scan engine for converting the collected scan data into one or more x-ray images, and a scan controller coupled with at least one of the source detector module, the scan engine, and the image reconstruction engine optimize operations of the x-ray system.. . ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131428

Portable x-ray scanner

The present specification discloses systems for a compact and portable x-ray transmission imaging system that is used for security inspection of small items. The system includes a housing with an x-ray tunnel for receiving an article to be inspected, a conveyor for conveying the article through the tunnel, a dual source x-ray system, with a central target, for generating two overlapping cone beams, and a two-dimensional x-ray detector system for detecting the generated dual energy x-rays.. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

05/04/17 / #20170123077

High dynamic range radiographic imaging system

The present specification provides an x-ray inspection system including an x-ray source and a corresponding detector for detecting transmitted x rays having a wide range of intensities. The detector includes at least one crystal for producing a light signal upon interaction with x-rays. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023698

High-speed security inspection system

The present specification discloses a high speed scanning system for scanning cargo carried by rail. The system uses of a two-dimensional x-ray sensor array with, in one embodiment, a cone-beam x-ray geometry. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

01/26/17 / #20170023696

Hand-held portable backscatter inspection system

The present specification describes a compact, hand-held probe or device that uses the principle of x-ray backscatter to provide immediate feedback to an operator about the presence of scattering and absorbing materials, items or objects behind concealing barriers irradiated by ionizing radiation, such as x-rays. Feedback is provided in the form of a changing audible tone whereby the pitch or frequency of the tone varies depending on the type of scattering material, item or object. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc

01/12/17 / #20170013701

Gantry scanner systems

A gantry scanner system comprises a radiation source, a plurality of detectors and a support frame supporting the detectors. The support frame includes an elongate support member arranged to support the detectors, cable support means arranged to support power cables or signal cables connected to the detectors, and cover means arranged to cover the support member, the cable support means and the detectors.. ... Rapiscan Systems Inc








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