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TNA SENSOR [1 record]

Record 1 2013-09-23


Subject field(s)
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Atomic Physics
  • Demolition (Military)
  • Land Mines

The Canadian Department of National Defence has developed a teleoperated, vehicle-mounted, multi-sensor system to detect anti-tank landmines on roads and tracks in peacekeeping operations. A key part of the system is a thermal neutron activation (TNA) sensor which is placed above a suspect location to within a 30 cm radius and confirms the presence of explosives via detection of the 10.835 MeV [megaelectron volt] gamma ray associated with thermal neutron capture on N.


  • Instruments scientifiques
  • Physique atomique
  • Destruction (Militaire)
  • Mines terrestres


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