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  NCJ Number: NCJ 218586     Find in a Library
  Title: Portable X-Ray Systems for Use in Bomb Identification: NIJ Standard-0603.01
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/2007
  Page Count: 29
  Annotation: This document presents research conducted by the Office of law enforcement standards (OLES) in collaboration with the police scientific development branch in the United Kingdom which establish performance requirements and testing methods for portable x-ray systems for use in bomb disarming operations.
  Abstract: The Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program is an applied research effort that determines the technological needs of justice system agencies, sets minimum performance standards for specific devices, tests commercially available equipment against those standards, and disseminates the standards and the test results to criminal justice agencies nationally and internationally. This standard disseminates information on system requirements for portable x-ray systems for use in bomb identification, such as: minimum performance specifications, system requirements, operating requirements, and support requirements. This standard further identifies test methods, such as: minimum performance specifications, system requirements, operating requirements, support requirements, standard test conditions, test equipment, and test patterns. Classifications and definitions are also detailed. The Law Enforcement and Corrections Standards and Testing Program is sponsored by the Office of Science and Technology of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice. The program responds to the mandate of the Justice System Improvement Act of 1979, which directed NIJ to encourage research and development to improve the criminal justice system and to disseminate the results to Federal, State, and local agencies. Additional reports, as well as other documents are issued under the OLES program and which disseminate information on protective clothing and equipment, communications systems, emergency equipment, investigative aids, security systems, vehicles, weapons, and analytical techniques and standard reference materials used by the forensic community. Figures, references
  Main Term(s): Bombs ; Bomb detection ; X-Ray Technology
  Index Term(s): Testing and measurement ; Police equipment ; Police research ; United Kingdom
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: IA2003-IJ-R-029;06-001
  Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
  Type: Guideline
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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