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Explosive simulants for testing explosive detection systems

United States Patent

5,958,299
September 28, 1999
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Explosives simulants that include non-explosive components are disclosed that facilitate testing of equipment designed to remotely detect explosives. The simulants are non-explosive, non-hazardous materials that can be safely handled without any significant precautions. The simulants imitate real explosives in terms of mass density, effective atomic number, x-ray transmission properties, and physical form, including moldable plastics and emulsions/gels.
Kury; John W. (Danville, CA), Anderson; Brian L. (Lodi, CA)
Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
08/ 980,613
December 1, 1997
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.