Accession Number:

ADA413861

Title:

Record of Public Meeting for Operational Test of Pulsed Fast Neutron Analysis (PFNA) Cargo Inspection System at Ysleta Port of Entry Commercial Cargo Facility, El Paso, Texas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WARFARE CENTER DAHLGREN DIV VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

This document summarizes a public meeting held in connection with the environmental assessment conducted as part of the operational test of the Pulsed Fast Neutron Analysis PFNA Cargo Inspection System at Ysleta Port of Entry Commercial Cargo Facility located in El Paso, Texas. The meeting was held in El Paso, Texas, on 14 January 2003 to inform the public about the project and to provide a forum for citizens and public officials to voice their concerns PFNA technology will be used for determining the presence of contraband, drugs, and weapons, etc., in cargo containers and trucks. This technology measures the elemental contents e.g., oxygen, nitrogen, etc. within volume segments of a scanned object These measurements are used to generate three-dimensional maps of the objects elemental composition. The amounts and relative concentrations of key elements are used to identify specific substances of interest e.g., explosives, narcotics, etc. A system has been designed to use this technology for inspecting vehicles, such as trucks and tractor trailers.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE