PN42.46 - Standard for Determination of the Imaging Performance of X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Systems for Cargo and Vehicle Security Screening
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This standard defines tests to determine imaging performance of x-ray and gamma-ray systems utilized to inspect loaded or empty vehicles, including personal and commercial vehicles of any type; marine and air cargo containers of any size; railroad cars; and palletized or unpalletized cargo larger than 1 meter by 1 meter in cross-section. The standard applies to systems that are: • single or multiple energy, source, or view • primary (i.e., transmission) and/or scatter (e.g., backscatter) radiation detection • used to detect prohibited and controlled materials and/or to verify manifests • primarily imaging systems but also may have complementary features such as material discrimination and automatic active or passive threat alerts. This standard does not address how to test these complementary features. Mechanical and electrical safety requirements and compatibility with all applicable installation codes, including electro-magnetic compatibility requirements, are not within the scope of this standard.
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