• KTC developed the DOE and Early DOD Port Scanners

    KTC Historical Development of Port Scanner (1990’s through 2003); in 2002-3 KTC began using the Varian HEPP System as its base system. Along the way there were several variants, leading up to the commercialised volumes.

    Gantry Scanner

    The early port and the original DOE systems were boxy like this; the cargo container on the right contained the control room. The port container cranes are visible in the distance, left.

    China Lake System (Navy)
    The first rail-based scanner built was used to perform secondary inspection – placed after the port scanner shown above.

    Later the rail scanner was placed onto the actual commercial railroad line, turned 90° and used to interrogate the railcars. Rail scanning was created in that way. This was not rail scanning in terms of radiation detection, nor was it rail scanning in terms of checking carriage number codes. It was real x-ray scanning, while the carriages were moving along a parallel track.

    It became fully commercialized as discussed in the Los Alamos “YUCCA” brochure attached to this report.

    China Lake (US Navy) system, in its early days. It used a switchable 3/5 MeV Linear Accelerator (not shown for security reasons) and a large digital panel which allowed scanning a large area in an instant. The rails are visible –this was a photograph for Navy Times, and as such was a “PR” shot – taken inside a shed and all surroundings digitally eliminated for security reasons.

    China Rail

    Later DOE systems became more streamlined and were placed in areas where it was less necessary to have large beam stops (i.e., used in areas from which humans could be excluded easily and with high confidence). Here is a picture of the KTC unit from DOE Hanford.

    Long Truck

    Please see the IIS Brochure HERE.

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