This X-ray screening system is made to handle tough conditions—and even tougher adversaries.
Built onto a standard 5-ton military trailer, ZBV Military Trailer employs AS&E’s Z Backscatter™ technology to help officials screen vehicles, containers, and other cargo for terrorist threats and contraband, including explosives.
To complement Z Backscatter imaging, the trailer also includes Forwardscatter® technology to display dense objects in cargo, such as the shielding found around nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Viewing both images simultaneously gives the operator a clearer picture of the contents inside.
- Rugged, Z Backscatter screening system for transport off-road and in harsh environments.
- Photo-like imaging of explosives, stowaways, and drugs for superior, high-throughput screening.
- Additional imaging capability for enhanced detection of vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.
- Scan Speed: up to 10 km/h (6 mph)
- Built for use in harsh environments and on rugged terrain
- Z Backscatter imaging highlights organic contraband such as explosives
- Forwardscatter imaging displays dense regions of images
The ZBV Military Trailer developed by AS&E uses innovative Z Backscatter technology, which ensures a low radiation dose that is safe for operators, cargo, and the environment.
All companies that produce non-medical X-ray screening systems need to comply with the appropriate American National Standard Institute (ANSI) safety standards. The ZBV Mil Trailer fully complies with the applicable standards, including rigid adherence to the radiation dose limits prescribed in these standards.
Dose to Cargo: Less than 0.1 microSievert (μSv) per scan (equivalent to 10 microRem (μrem)), at an average speed of 5 km/h (3 mph) at a scan distance of 1.5 m (5 ft). Should a stowaway accidentally be scanned, the effective dose is well below the ANSI specified limit for accidental exposure and is equivalent to flying two minutes at altitude.
The ZBV Mil Trailer system's primary purpose is to screen vehicles and containers for contraband and security threats. If a person, such as an illegal stowaway, is present in the vehicle or container being scanned, the system creates only a silhouette with no facial or body detail. The system cannot be used to identify an individual, or their race or age.
AS&E’s customers use the ZBV Mil Trailer system within their security and enforcement protocols and under the same national and local laws that govern their overall missions.