Patent Number: 6,252,929

Title: Mobile x-ray inspection system for large objects

Abstract: A device for inspecting a cargo container such as a motor vehicle or freight pallet, with penetrating radiation. A source of penetrating radiation is mounted on a moveable bed, thereby allowing a beam of penetrating radiation to sweep the large container. At least one detector is also mounted on the bed, either on the side of the source or on a boom, so that, as the beam is scanned across the container, the container and any contents of the container are characterized by transmitted or scattered radiation, or both.

Inventors: Swift; Roderick (Belmont, MA), Tybinkowski; Andrew (Boxford, MA)

Assignee: American Science & Engineering, Inc.

International Classification: G01N 23/20 (20060101); G01V 5/00 (20060101); G01N 23/04 (20060101); G01N 23/02 (20060101); G01N 023/04 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018