Simulation of the CRIPT detector

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Authors
  1. Howard, C.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Ottawa Research Centre, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Abstract
The Cosmic Ray Inspection and Passive Tomography (CRIPT) collaboration has constructed a large-scale detector prototype for investigating the use of comic ray muon scattering tomography for Special Nuclear Material (SNM) identification. In order to fully understand the impact of various physics processes, as well as to determine the effect of systematic uncertainties (such as detector locations), a Monte Carlo simulation must be available that can reproduce the observed data. Here we present a Monte Carlo simulation that can reproduce characteristic measurements of the detectors, such as the charge deposited in each scintillator bar, as well as the number of bars hit per triggered event. The MC results can also be used to create 2D images of cargo, and achieve excellent agreement when compared to data.
Keywords
muon;tomography;radiation;radiation detection;scintillator;momentum
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-C077 — Contract Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2015
Number of Pages
43
DSTKIM No
CA040376
CANDIS No
801441
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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