The world’s only fully comprehensive large x-ray performance evaluation and verification system

Until now there hasn’t been a fully comprehensive global standard for testing and verifying the calibration and image quality control of large scale X-ray screening devices, as set by The American National Standards Institute (ANSI.) XTE-Cargo is the only commercially available system to provide comprehensive performance verification tests consistent with the internationally accepted small systems ASTM F792 standard, plus exceeds the more recent ANSI N42.46, specifically designed for transportation security screening. XTE-Cargo is developed by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) in collaboration with University of Canberra (UC), National Security Science and Technology Unit (NSSTU), Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development & Local Government (Infrastructure), Australian Customs Service (ACS), and the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Features & Technical Specifications

The XTE-Cargo system comprises two pallets: XTE-1 and XTE-2, loaded with instruments and material simulating shapes and compositions, including contraband and security threats, found in air, sea and land freight. Designed to handle large scanners ranging in energies between 3MeV to 9MeV and beyond, the system is flexible and can be tuned to suit a single application as well as a range of X-ray and gamma transport security scanners. Tests includes resolution, spatial resolution, contrast sensitivity, penetration and material discrimination.



Dimensions: XTE Cargo – 1100mm x 1100mm x 895mm
Weight: XTE 1 (170kg-180kg) / XTE 2 (150kg-350kg) (dependent on X-Ray scanner’s specs)
Usage: Forklift ready – no transport pallets required
Test plate angle adjustment: 360 degrees in two increments
Operation: The test plates are balanced and gear operated