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The COSMICS (Container Scanning by Muon-based Imaging using Cosmic rayS) Project; an introduction and preliminary results

Barnes, Sarah and Stephan, Maurice and Sill Torres, Frank and Niemi, Arto Turo Olavi and Gabriel, Alexander and Wrede, Carl Philipp and Wendt, Nicola Stephanie and Nickel, Verena (2021) The COSMICS (Container Scanning by Muon-based Imaging using Cosmic rayS) Project; an introduction and preliminary results. In: Proceedings of the MARESEC 2021. Zenodo. Proceedings of the MARESEC 2021, 14 Jun 2021, Bremerhaven, Germany. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5604125.

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Abstract

Muon tomography represents a new and promising imaging technique, making use of ambient high-energy cosmic ray muons to generate images of three-dimensional volumes. The technique predominantly combines measurements of the Coulomb scattering of muons with sophisticated analysis methods to estimate the composition of objects and their distribution within an unknown volume. The COSMICS project will use this technique to design a passive tomographic system capable of detecting the presence of high atomic mass materials within a shipping container. The initial physics simulation studies are presented in this work. Consideration is also given to the ethical and legal concerns associated with the development of such a system and the impact on low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Initial studies into potential risk scenarios relating to the trade of illicit and counterfeit goods have been undertaken, and a data-driven pre-screening concept is outlined.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/145378/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Additional Information:The associated project is COSMICS but this does not appear in the drop down list
Title:The COSMICS (Container Scanning by Muon-based Imaging using Cosmic rayS) Project; an introduction and preliminary results
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Barnes, SarahSarah.Barnes (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Stephan, MauriceMaurice.Stephan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sill Torres, FrankFrank.SillTorres (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Niemi, Arto Turo OlaviArto.Niemi (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6307-9826
Gabriel, AlexanderAlexander.Gabriel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9660-1366
Wrede, Carl PhilippCarl.Wrede (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Wendt, Nicola StephanieNicola.Wendt (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Nickel, VerenaDLRUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 October 2021
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the MARESEC 2021
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.5281/zenodo.5604125
Publisher:Zenodo
Status:Published
Keywords:muon tomography maritime safety and security
Event Title:Proceedings of the MARESEC 2021
Event Location:Bremerhaven, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14 Jun 2021
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:no assignment
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):no assignment
Location: Bremerhaven
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for the Protection of Maritime Infrastructures > Maritime Security Technologies
Deposited By: Barnes, Sarah
Deposited On:23 Nov 2021 12:28
Last Modified:02 Dec 2021 13:08

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