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K. Borozdin, T. Asaki, R. Chartrand, N. Hengartner, G. Hogan, C. Morris, W. Priedhorsky, R. Schirato, L. Schultz, M. Sottile, K. Vixie, B. Wohlberg and G. Blanpied, "Information extraction from muon radiography data", in ISAS/CITSA 2004: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, Vol 2, Proceedings: Communications, Information and Control Systems, Technologies and Applications, pp. 27--30, 2004

Abstract

Scattering muon radiography was proposed recently as a technique of detection and 3-d imaging for dense high-Z objects. High-energy cosmic ray muons are deflected in matter in the process of multiple Coulomb scattering. By measuring the deflection angles we are able to reconstruct the configuration of high-Z material in the object. We discuss the methods for information extraction from muon radiography data. Tomographic methods widely used in medical images have been applied to a specific muon radiography information source. Alternative simple technique based on the counting of high-scattered muons in the voxels seems to be efficient in many simulated scenes. SVM-based classifiers and clustering algorithms may allow detection of compact high-Z object without image reconstruction. The efficiency of muon radiography can be increased using, additional informational sources such as momentum estimation, stopping power measurement, and detection of muonic atom emission.

BibTeX Entry

@inproceedings{borozdin-2004-information,
author = {K. Borozdin and T. Asaki and R. Chartrand and N. Hengartner and G. Hogan and C. Morris and W. Priedhorsky and R. Schirato and L. Schultz and M. Sottile and K. Vixie and B. Wohlberg and G. Blanpied},
title = {Information extraction from muon radiography data},
year = {2004},
urlpdf = {http://math.lanl.gov/Research/Publications/Docs/borozdin-2004-information.pdf},
booktitle = {ISAS/CITSA 2004: International Conference on Cybernetics and Information Technologies, Systems and Applications and 10th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis, Vol 2, Proceedings: Communications, Information and Control Systems, Technologies and Applications},
pages = {27--30}
}