Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives
Author: Jehuda Yinon
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780080545202
ISBN 13: 0080545203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives Book Review:

The detection of hidden explosives has become an issue of utmost importance in recent years. While terrorism is not new to the international community, recent terrorist attacks have raised the issue of detection of explosives and have generated a great demand for rapid, sensitive and reliable methods for detecting hidden explosives. Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives covers recent advances in this area of research including vapor and trace detection techniques (chemiluminescence, mass spectrometry, ion mobility spectrometry, electrochemical methods and micromechanical sensors, such as microcantilevers) and bulk detection techniques (neutron techniques, nuclear quadrupole resonance, x-ray diffraction imaging, millimeter-wave imaging, terahertz imaging and laser techniques). This book will be of interest to any scientists involved in the design and application of security screening technologies including new sensors and detecting devices which will prevent the smuggling of bombs and explosives. * Covers latest advances in vapor and trace detection techniques and bulk detection techniques * Reviews both current techniques and those in advanced stages of development * Techniques that are described in detail, including its principles of operation, as well as its applications in the detection of explosives

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives
Author: Avi Cagan,Jimmie C. Oxley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2020-12-01
ISBN 10: 044464105X
ISBN 13: 9780444641052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives Book Review:

Counterterrorist Detection Techniques of Explosives, Second Edition covers the most current techniques available for explosive detection. This completely revised volume describes the most updated research findings that will be used in the next generation of explosives detection technologies. New editors Drs. Avi Cagan and Jimmie Oxley have assembled in one volume a series of detection technologies written by an expert group of scientists. The book helps researchers to compare the advantages and disadvantages of all available methods in detecting explosives and, in effect, allows them to choose the correct instrumental screening technology according to the nature of the sample. Covers bulk/remote trace/contact or contact-less detection Describes techniques applicable to indoor (public transportation, human and freight) and outdoor (vehicle) detection Reviews both current techniques and those in advanced stages of development Provides detailed descriptions of every technique, including its principles of operation, as well as its applications in the detection of explosives

Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti Terrorism Purposes

Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti Terrorism Purposes
Author: M. Krausa
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2012-11-06
ISBN 10: 1402027168
ISBN 13: 9781402027161
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vapour and Trace Detection of Explosives for Anti Terrorism Purposes Book Review:

The fast detection of explosives from the vapor phase would be one way to enhance the protection of society against terrorist attacks. Up to now the problem of detection of explosives, especially the location of explosives whether at large areas e. g. station halls, theaters or hidden in cars, aircraft cargo, baggage or explosives hidden in crowds e. g. suicide bombers or bombs in bags has not been solved. Smelling of explosives like dogs do seems to be a valuable tool for a security chain. In general different strategies can be adopt to the basic problem of explosive detection: • bulk detection • vapor detection Normally meetings cover both aspects and applications of the detection. Even though both methods might fulfill special aspects of a general security chain the underlying scientific questions differ strongly. Because of that the discussions of the scientists and practitioners from the different main directions are sometimes only less specific. Therefore the NATO Advisory Panel in Security-Related Civil Science and Technology proposed a small series of NATO ARW's which focuses on the different scientific aspects of explosives detection methods. This book is based on material presented at the first NATO ARW of this series in Moscow which covered the topic: Vapor and trace detection of explosives. The second ARW was held in St. Petersburg and treated the topic Bulk detection methods. The third workshop was held in Warwick and focused on electronic noses which cover a somewhat different aspect of vapor detection.

Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives

Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives
Author: Hiltmar Schubert,Andrey Kuznetsov
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2006-05-31
ISBN 10: 1402048858
ISBN 13: 9781402048852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives Book Review:

This book collects lectures of an international NATO-Russian Advanced Research Workshop on Detection and Disposal of Improvised Explosives (IE) used by terrorists. The disposal of IE is especially dangerous, because they are often much more unstable and mechanically more sensitive than commercial or military explosives. This text covers detection of explosives by different analytical methods and the different shape and compositions of the explosive charge, and offers up-to-date advice on handling and disposal.

Aspects of Explosives Detection

Aspects of Explosives Detection
Author: Maurice Marshall,Jimmie C. Oxley
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780080923147
ISBN 13: 0080923143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aspects of Explosives Detection Book Review:

Detection and quantification of trace chemicals is a major thrust of analytical chemistry. In recent years much effort has been spent developing detection systems for priority pollutants. Less mature are the detections of substances of interest to law enforcement and security personnel:in particular explosives. This volume will discuss the detection of these, not only setting out the theoretical fundamentals, but also emphasizing the remarkable developments in the last decade. Terrorist events—airplanes blown out of the sky (PanAm 103 over Lockerbie) and attacks on U.S. and European cities (Trade Center in New York and the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, railways in London and Madrid)--emphasize the danger of concealed explosives. However, since most explosives release little vapor, it was not possible to detect them by technology used on most organic substances. After PanAm 103 was downed over Scotland, the U.S. Congress requested automatic explosive detection equipment be placed in airports. This volume outlines the history of explosive detection research, the developments along the way, present day technologies, and what we think the future holds. - Written by experts in the field who set out both the scientific issues and the practical context with authority - Discusses and describes the threat - Describes the theoretical background and practical applications of both trace and bulk explosives detection

Explosives Detection

Explosives Detection
Author: Lorenzo Capineri,Eyüp Kuntay Turmuş
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2020-01-29
ISBN 10: 940241729X
ISBN 13: 9789402417296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explosives Detection Book Review:

This volume presents selected contributions from the “Advanced Research Workshop on Explosives Detection” hosted by the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Florence, Italy in 2018. The main goal of the workshop was to find out how Science for Peace and Security projects in the field of Explosives Detection contribute to the development and/or refinement of scientific and technical knowledge and competencies. The findings of the workshop, presented in the last section of the book, determine future actions and direction of the SPS Programme in the field of explosives detection and management.The NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme, promotes dialogue and practical cooperation between NATO member states and partner nations based on scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge exchange. Several initiatives were launched in the field of explosive detection and clearance, as part of NATO’s enhanced role in the international fight against terrorism. Experts and scientists from NATO members and partner countries have been brought together in multi-year projects, within the framework of the SPS Programme, to cooperate in the scientific research in explosive detection field, developing new technologies and methods to be implemented in order to detect explosive substances in different contexts.

EM Detection of Concealed Targets

EM Detection of Concealed Targets
Author: David J. Daniels
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN 10: 0470121696
ISBN 13: 9780470121696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

EM Detection of Concealed Targets Book Review:

The latest EM techniques for detecting concealed targets, whether explosives, weapons, or people Extensively illustrated from basic principles to system design, the fundamental concepts of RF, microwave, millimeter wave, and terahertz detection systems and techniques to find concealed targets are explained in this publication. These concealed targets may be explosive devices or weapons, which can be buried in the ground, concealed in building structures, hidden under clothing, or inside luggage. Concealed targets may also be people who are stowaways or victims of an avalanche or earthquake. Although much information is available in conference proceedings and professional society publications, this book brings all the relevant information in a single, expertly written and organized volume. Readers gain an understanding of the physics underlying electromagnetic (EM) detection methods, as well as the factors that affect the performance of EM detection equipment, helping them choose the right type of equipment and techniques to meet the demands of particular tasks. Among the topics covered are: Ultra-wideband radar and ground-penetrating radar Millimeter, sub-millimeter, and terahertz systems Radar systems including Doppler, harmonic, impulse, FMCW, and holographic Radiometric systems Nuclear quadrupole resonance systems Author David Daniels has many years of experience designing and deploying EM systems to detect concealed targets. As a result, this publication is essential for scientists and engineers who are developing or using EM equipment and techniques for a diverse range of purposes, including homeland security, crime prevention, or the detection of persons.

Bombs IEDs and Explosives

Bombs  IEDs  and Explosives
Author: Paul R. Laska
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2015-08-10
ISBN 10: 1498714501
ISBN 13: 9781498714501
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bombs IEDs and Explosives Book Review:

A guide on procedures, administration, and equipment, Bombs, IEDs, and Explosives: Identification, Investigation, and Disposal Techniques introduces concepts, basic knowledge, and necessary skill sets for bomb technicians. It covers topics such as training resources, bomb threat and incident response, legal aspects of bomb disposal, explosives and

Counter Terrorism for Emergency Responders

Counter Terrorism for Emergency Responders
Author: Robert A. Burke
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1094
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 1498752004
ISBN 13: 9781498752008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counter Terrorism for Emergency Responders Book Review:

Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance tactics, the author also discusses monitoring and detection techniques, protective equipment and decontamination, and an extensive list of resource organizations and training opportunities. This up-to-date 3rd edition is written to provide concise information for emergency responders who might be called upon to confront explosive, chemical, nuclear, biological, or incendiary acts of terrorism.

Terrorist Recognition Handbook

Terrorist Recognition Handbook
Author: Malcolm W. Nance,Desmond Wenger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2017-09-20
ISBN 10: 1466554606
ISBN 13: 9781466554603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Terrorist Recognition Handbook Book Review:

First published in 2003, Terrorist Recognition Handbook: A Practitioner's Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activities remains one of the only books available to provide detailed information on terrorist methodology revealing terrorist motivation, organizational structure, planning, financing, and operational tactics to carry out atta

Making the Nation Safer

Making the Nation Safer
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2002-09-05
ISBN 10: 9780309182720
ISBN 13: 0309182727
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making the Nation Safer Book Review:

Vulnerabilities abound in U.S. society. The openness and efficiency of our key infrastructures â€" transportation, information and telecommunications systems, health systems, the electric power grid, emergency response units, food and water supplies, and others â€" make them susceptible to terrorist attacks. Making the Nation Safer discusses technical approaches to mitigating these vulnerabilities. A broad range of topics are covered in this book, including: Nuclear and radiological threats, such as improvised nuclear devices and “dirty bombs;†Bioterrorism, medical research, agricultural systems and public health; Toxic chemicals and explosive materials; Information technology, such as communications systems, data management, cyber attacks, and identification and authentication systems; Energy systems, such as the electrical power grid and oil and natural gas systems; Transportation systems; Cities and fixed infrastructures, such as buildings, emergency operations centers, and tunnels; The response of people to terrorism, such as how quality of life and morale of the population can be a target of terrorists and how people respond to terrorist attacks; and Linked infrastructures, i.e. the vulnerabilities that result from the interdependencies of key systems; In each of these areas, there are recommendations on how to immediately apply existing knowledge and technology to make the nation safer and on starting research and development programs that could produce innovations that will strengthen key systems and protect us against future threats. The book also discusses issues affecting the government’s ability to carry out the necessary science and engineering programs and the important role of industry, universities, and states, counties, and cities in homeland security efforts. A long term commitment to homeland security is necessary to make the nation safer, and this book lays out a roadmap of how science and engineering can assist in countering terrorism.

Counter Terrorism Technologies

Counter Terrorism Technologies
Author: Peter Lehr
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2018-07-10
ISBN 10: 331990924X
ISBN 13: 9783319909240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counter Terrorism Technologies Book Review:

This book critically discusses the role of technology for counter-terrorism in general, and for securing our vulnerable open societies in particular. It is set against the backdrop of the terrorist threat posed by the combined forces of Al Qaeda and ISIS/Daesh in the foreseeable future. The book commences by illuminating current and foreseeable tactics and weapons used by these implacable enemies – weapons that may well include chemical, biological, radiological and potentially even nuclear (CBRN) devices. In a second part, it introduces technologies already available or in development that promise an increase in safety and security when it comes to the dangers posed by these terrorists. This part also includes a critical discussion of advantages and disadvantages of such technologies that are, quite often, sold as a ‘silver bullet’ approach in the fight against terrorism. Controversies such as those triggered by the abuse of millimeter wave scanners deployed at several Western European airports will demonstrate that there are costs involved with regard to human rights. The third, analytical part takes the critical discussion further by arguing that the uncritical fielding of new surveillance and control technologies in parallel with the on-going outsourcing and privatization of key services of the state could well lead to dystopias as envisaged in a rather prescient way by the so-called cyperpunk novels of the 1980s. The book concludes with the question that any liberal democracy should ask itself: how far can we go with regard to hardening our societies against terrorist threats?

The Analysis of Explosives

The Analysis of Explosives
Author: Jehuda Yinon,Shmuel Zitrin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 1483140059
ISBN 13: 9781483140056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Analysis of Explosives Book Review:

The Analysis of Explosives surveys the principles of the various analytical methods, describes how these methods are used for the analysis of explosives, and reviews the major analytical work carried out in this field. Organized into 15 chapters, this book begins with the classification of explosives. Subsequent chapters discuss the different methods for the analysis of explosives. The detection and identification of explosive residues and hidden explosives are also explained. This monograph will be useful as a reference book for chemists in analytical and forensic laboratories, as well as a textbook for graduate students in analytical chemistry and forensic sciences.

Ion Mobility Spectrometry

Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Author: G.A. Eiceman,Z. Karpas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2005-06-23
ISBN 10: 1420038974
ISBN 13: 9781420038972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ion Mobility Spectrometry Book Review:

Key Developments for Faster, More Precise Detection Capabilities Driven by the demand for the rapid and advanced detection of explosives, chemical and biological warfare agents, and narcotics, ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) undergone significant refinements in technology, computational capabilities, and understanding of the principles of gas phase

TACTICAL COUNTERTERRORISM

TACTICAL COUNTERTERRORISM
Author: Dean T. Olson
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0398087237
ISBN 13: 9780398087234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TACTICAL COUNTERTERRORISM Book Review:

Police officers on the beat, officers on patrol, all cops - local, state, tribal and federal, 750,000 strong - doing what they do every day are the first and most effective line of defense against terrorist acts committed in the Homeland. This manual is designed to overcome the failure of our national counter-terrorist strategy to better utilize local cops in homeland security by providing essential and practical knowledge local officers can use to identify terrorist precursor activities and more effectively interdict and prevent terrorist attacks from occurring. The goal is to acquaint officers with proactive “first preventer” knowledge and tactics so they can make police counterterrorism an integral part of their duties. Numerous case studies flesh out concepts such as terrorism, homeland security, terrorist threats posed by different terror groups, police counterterrorism intelligence, lone wolf terrorism, behavioral indicators of Islamist radicalization, terrorist tradecraft, terrorism indicators and warning signs, the terrorist attack cycle, terrorist attack tactics such as sniping, weapons of mass destruction, arson, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide bombing tactics and surveillance detection techniques. This manual is an excellent source of basic to intermediate training for intelligence analysts, members of Joint Terrorism Task Forces, criminal intelligence investigators, and all police officers.

Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management

Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management
Author: Carl Young
Publsiher: Syngress
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-08-21
ISBN 10: 9781856179799
ISBN 13: 1856179796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management Book Review:

Security problems have evolved in the corporate world because of technological changes, such as using the Internet as a means of communication. With this, the creation, transmission, and storage of information may represent security problem. Metrics and Methods for Security Risk Management is of interest, especially since the 9/11 terror attacks, because it addresses the ways to manage risk security in the corporate world. The book aims to provide information about the fundamentals of security risks and the corresponding components, an analytical approach to risk assessments and mitigation, and quantitative methods to assess the risk components. In addition, it also discusses the physical models, principles, and quantitative methods needed to assess the risk components. The by-products of the methodology used include security standards, audits, risk metrics, and program frameworks. Security professionals, as well as scientists and engineers who are working on technical issues related to security problems will find this book relevant and useful. Offers an integrated approach to assessing security risk Addresses homeland security as well as IT and physical security issues Describes vital safeguards for ensuring true business continuity

Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists

Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Committee on Law and Justice,Committee on Technical and Privacy Dimensions of Information for Terrorism Prevention and Other National Goals
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2008-09-26
ISBN 10: 9780309134446
ISBN 13: 0309134447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protecting Individual Privacy in the Struggle Against Terrorists Book Review:

All U.S. agencies with counterterrorism programs that collect or "mine" personal data -- such as phone records or Web sites visited -- should be required to evaluate the programs' effectiveness, lawfulness, and impacts on privacy. A framework is offered that agencies can use to evaluate such information-based programs, both classified and unclassified. The book urges Congress to re-examine existing privacy law to assess how privacy can be protected in current and future programs and recommends that any individuals harmed by violations of privacy be given a meaningful form of redress. Two specific technologies are examined: data mining and behavioral surveillance. Regarding data mining, the book concludes that although these methods have been useful in the private sector for spotting consumer fraud, they are less helpful for counterterrorism because so little is known about what patterns indicate terrorist activity. Regarding behavioral surveillance in a counterterrorist context, the book concludes that although research and development on certain aspects of this topic are warranted, there is no scientific consensus on whether these techniques are ready for operational use at all in counterterrorism.

Non Imaging Microwave and Millimetre Wave Sensors for Concealed Object Detection

Non Imaging Microwave and Millimetre Wave Sensors for Concealed Object Detection
Author: Boris Y. Kapilevich,Stuart W. Harmer,Nicholas J. Bowring
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1466577193
ISBN 13: 9781466577190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Imaging Microwave and Millimetre Wave Sensors for Concealed Object Detection Book Review:

In response to the ever-increasing global threat of terrorist attacks, the personal screening industry has been growing at a rapid rate. Many methods have been developed for detecting concealed weapons and explosives on the human body. In this important new book, the authors discuss their experiences over the last decade designing and testing microwave and millimetre wave detection and screening systems. It includes examples of actual devices that they have built and tested, along with test results that were obtained in realistic scenarios. The book focuses on the development of non-imaging detection systems, which are similar to radar. These systems do not form a conventional image of the scene and the person(s) being screened. Instead, the sensors detect and analyze the effect that the body, and any concealed objects, has on a transmitted waveform. These systems allow remote detection of both metallic and dielectric devices concealed on the human body in both indoor and outdoor environments. The book discusses a number of sensor types, including active millimetre wave sensors using the direct detection and the heterodyne approach, active microwave sensors for CNR-based object detection, passive millimetre wave sensors, and the role of shielding effects in operating non-imaging MM-wave sensors. The goal of this book is to systemize the test results obtained by the authors, helping specialists to develop improved screening systems in the future. Another goal is to show how the use of non-imaging systems can reduce the cost of the screening process.

The Counterterrorism Handbook

The Counterterrorism Handbook
Author: Frank Bolz, Jr.,Kenneth J. Dudonis,David P. Schulz
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2005-06-23
ISBN 10: 9780849330230
ISBN 13: 0849330238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Counterterrorism Handbook Book Review:

On September 11, 2001, the world was put on notice: terrorism can strike anytime...anywhere...anyone. You are told to go about your daily life - but to be vigilant of your surroundings. You are told that trying to do a cursory profile on potential terrorists is futile because their commonality goes deeper than the surface. With this in mind, what do you look for in a potential situation, how do you prepare, how do you protect? Written by experts who have years of experience in the field, The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for those who recognize that preparation is the best defense in the War on Terror. Revised and expanded to reflect information obtained since the September 11th attacks, this latest edition provides an understanding of the strategies, tactics, and techniques required to counter terrorism as it exists today. It illustrates essential topics such as the elements common to all terrorism, bomb threats, risk assessment, hostage situations, and weapons of mass destruction. Find out what's new in the third edition as it: § Provides a closer look at what transpired during and after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon § Discusses the current state of WMDs, including threats from chemical and biological agents and those posed by nuclear weapons. § Divulges the latest modes of domestic terrorism, including cyber-terrorism and eco-terrorism § Discloses the latest information on what's going on with Homeland Security § Covers recent INS laws as they relate to terrorist activity and how they effect homeland security

Confronting the Enemy Within

Confronting the  Enemy Within
Author: Peter Chalk,William Rosenau,Martin Wachs,Myles Collins,Mark Hanson
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2004-04-22
ISBN 10: 0833036149
ISBN 13: 9780833036148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confronting the Enemy Within Book Review:

Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, critics have charged that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, while qualified to investigate terrorist incidents after the fact, is not well equipped enough to adequately gather and assess information to prevent attacks. More intrinsically, many believe that given a predominant and deeply rooted law enforcement and prosecutorial culture, the bureau may not be able to change operational focus toward dedicated counterterrorism intelligence gathering and analysis. To better inform debate, researchers analyzed the domestic security structures of four allied countries--the United Kingdom, France, Canada, and Australia--weighing both their positive and negative aspects. (PW/PC)