sheet explosive


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sheet explosive

Plastic explosive provided in a sheet form.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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The wand will use terahertz light waves to detect and identify metallic and non-metallic weapons, as well as bulk and sheet explosives that are concealed beneath clothing, inside shoes, or in other objects.
A scatter detection enhancement feature enables VIS-M to automatically detect thin sheet explosives by detecting when the x-rays are scattered by the thin materials.
In September of 1997, InVision Technologies purchased Quantum Magnetics, a company which uses quadrupole resonance to detect compounds found in sheet explosives, typically the most difficult type of explosive to detect.
The two companies will co-develop a next-generation hand-held security wand that utilises terahertz light waves to detect and identify metallic and nonmetallic weapons, as well as bulk and sheet explosives that are concealed beneath clothing, inside shoes, or in other objects.
However, the evolution of sheet explosives and the possibility of creating a bomb containing only the tiniest amount of metal has forced the improvement of screening equipment to previously unimaginable levels.
A new type of screening technology similar to topography allows more-dimensional image evaluation, detecting both bulk and sheet explosives, with a higher detection and lower false-alarm rate.