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1. WO2017178334 - MOBILE IMAGING OF AN OBJECT USING PENETRATING RADIATION

Publication Number WO/2017/178334
Publication Date 19.10.2017
International Application No. PCT/EP2017/058270
International Filing Date 06.04.2017
IPC
G01N 23/04 2006.1
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
23Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups G01N3/-G01N17/178
02by transmitting the radiation through the material
04and forming images of the material
CPC
G01N 2223/1016
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
2223Investigating materials by wave or particle radiation
10Different kinds of radiation or particles
101electromagnetic radiation
1016X-ray
G01N 2223/308
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
2223Investigating materials by wave or particle radiation
30Accessories, mechanical or electrical features
308support of radiation source
G01N 2223/3303
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
2223Investigating materials by wave or particle radiation
30Accessories, mechanical or electrical features
33scanning, i.e. relative motion for measurement of successive object-parts
3303object fixed; source and detector move
G01N 23/02
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
23Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups G01N3/00G01N17/00, G01N21/00 or G01N22/00
02by transmitting the radiation through the material
G01N 23/04
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
23Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups G01N3/00G01N17/00, G01N21/00 or G01N22/00
02by transmitting the radiation through the material
04and forming images of the material
G01N 23/046
GPHYSICS
01MEASURING; TESTING
NINVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
23Investigating or analysing materials by the use of wave or particle radiation, e.g. X-rays or neutrons, not covered by groups G01N3/00G01N17/00, G01N21/00 or G01N22/00
02by transmitting the radiation through the material
04and forming images of the material
046using tomography, e.g. computed tomography [CT]
Applicants
  • UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN [BE]/[BE]
Inventors
  • SIJBERS, Jan
  • DE BEENHOUWER, Jan, Jozef, Victor
Agents
  • CLERINX, Peter
  • WAUTERS, Davy
  • EGO, Christophe
  • VAES, Peter
  • HERTOGHE, Kris
  • VAN BLADEL, Marc
Priority Data
1606640.915.04.2016GB
Publication Language English (en)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) MOBILE IMAGING OF AN OBJECT USING PENETRATING RADIATION
(FR) IMAGERIE MOBILE D'UN OBJET À L'AIDE D'UN RAYONNEMENT PÉNÉTRANT
Abstract
(EN) The present invention relates to a system (10), and related method, for imaging a target object (15). The system comprises a first unmanned vehicle (11) comprising a source (14) of penetrating radiation. The first vehicle is adapted for positioning the source (14) such as to direct the radiation (17) toward the target object (15). The system comprises a second unmanned vehicle (12) comprising an image detector (16) for registering a spatial distribution of the radiation as an image, in which the second vehicle (12) is adapted for positioning the detector to register the distribution of radiation when transmitted through the target object (15). These unmanned vehicles are autonomous vehicles adapted for independent propelled motion, and comprise a positioning unit (13) for detecting a position of the vehicle. The system further comprises a processing unit (18) for controlling the motion of the unmanned vehicles to acquire at least two images corresponding to at least two different projection directions of the radiation through the target object (15). The processing unit (18) is further adapted for generating data representative of an internal structure of the target object from the at least two images.
(FR) La présente invention concerne un système (10), et un procédé associé, d'imagerie d'un objet cible (15). Le système comprend un premier véhicule sans équipage (11) comprenant une source (14) de rayonnement pénétrant. Le premier véhicule est conçu pour positionner la source (14) de manière à diriger le rayonnement (17) vers l'objet cible (15). Le système comprend un second véhicule sans équipage (12) comprenant un détecteur d'image (16) pour enregistrer une distribution spatiale du rayonnement sous la forme d'une image, le second véhicule (12) étant adapté pour positionner le détecteur pour enregistrer la distribution de rayonnement lorsqu'il est transmis à travers l'objet cible (15). Ces véhicules sans équipage sont des véhicules autonomes conçus pour un mouvement propulsé indépendant, et comprennent une unité de positionnement (13) pour détecter une position du véhicule. Le système comprend en outre une unité de traitement (18) pour commander le mouvement des véhicules sans équipage pour acquérir au moins deux images correspondant à au moins deux directions de projection différentes du rayonnement à travers l'objet cible (15). L'unité de traitement (18) est en outre conçue pour générer des données représentatives d'une structure interne de l'objet cible à partir des deux images ou plus.
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