Teledyne e2v is a leader in cargo scanning technology, delivering products that are integrated into 90% of major systems worldwide.
Over 90% of the world’s non-bulk cargo is transported by ship in standardised containers. The containerisation system was developed after World War II and its cost reduction has been a major driver of international trade and globalisation. There are well over half a billion container shipments per annum.
The critical technology at the heart of cargo scanning systems
Cargo scanning is a broad term which encompasses intelligent logistics, sniffer dogs and X-ray inspection. X-ray inspection systems offer rapid, non-invasive checking of manifests, detection of contraband, and when combined with other techniques, can be used to identify the presence of nuclear material. X-ray energies up to 10 MeV are required to penetrate fully loaded shipping containers and vehicles. These X-rays are generated through the acceleration of electrons along a linear accelerator into a target using megawatt energy microwave pulses produced by the RF sub-system.
The skills for the design, manufacture and integration of specialised components for low-cost systems reside mainly in commercial companies. There is an emerging trend for linac system companies to demand higher performance from their integrated RF sub-systems.
Currently, we intend not only to drive the innovation and development in this area, but also to offer integrated RF sub-systems to meet new requirements such as, portability, material discrimination and higher throughput.
- Welcome to our Radiotherapy Engineer Training
- Spark Gaps
- Cargo Scanning and NDT
- High Energy Physics
- Spark Gaps
- Electronic Warfare and Counter Measures
- Helix TWTs
- Coupled – Cavity Travelling Wave Tubes (CCTWTs)
- Microwave Power Modules (MPMs)
- Target Deactivation
- RF Safe-Stop™
- Commercial Radar
- Ground Based
- Microwave Devices
- Safety and Arming Devices
- Safety and Arming Devices Resources
- Exploding Foil Initiators
- Industrial Processing
- ProWave® Industrial Processing Systems
- Inductive Output Tubes
- Microwave semiconductors
- Microwave Semiconductors