Technology — How MMPDS Gen3 Works

Muons - Safe & Accurate Cargo ScanningHarnessing the natural occurrence of muons in the atmosphere, Decision Sciences’ MMPDS Gen3 system tracks muons through even heavily shielded materials and computes a 3-D image of what is being scanned. In combination with a gamma radiation detector, MMPDS Gen3 is a safe and automated scanning system that can quickly clear most cargo containers or detect suspicious content, while facilitating the flow of commerce.

MMPDS Scans Shipping Containers

Sealed aluminum drift tubes (ionization chambers) detect muons, electrons and gamma radiation. Orthogonal tube arrays provide 3-dimensional tracking and highly sensitive gamma detection.

Muon Tracks Through Detector

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