RTR-4® Portable Digital X-ray System
RTR-4 portable digital X-ray system helps law enforcement, military and customs personnel search for weapons, narcotics and other contraband hidden in parcels, vehicle tires and panels, building walls and many other objects.
Fast, online x-ray imaging for parcels, baggage, vehicles and walls, in a rugged system designed for use in the field.
A suitcase, a mail parcel, a car tire, a trash can — any of them could contain an explosive device, weapon or other hidden hazard. The RTR-4 digital x-ray system lets you look inside, quickly and safely.
The RTR-4 system is designed to help law enforcement, military, customs and security personnel search for explosives, weapons, narcotics and other contraband. The system can reveal the contents of parcels, baggage, boxes and crates, vehicle tires and body panels, aircraft walls and wings, building walls, and many other targets.
The RTR-4 digital x-ray system lets you look inside, quickly and safely. The system is designed to help law enforcement, military, customs and security personnel search for explosives, weapons, narcotics and other contraband. The system can reveal the contents of parcels, baggage, boxes and crates, vehicle tires and body panels, aircraft walls and wings, building walls, and many other targets.
The RTR-4 system can be a valuable aid in assessing and defusing improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) by helping personnel evaluate objects from a safe distance and identify the best method for disposal. The system can also be an effective tool for non-destructive inspection of hardware components, assemblies and structures.
The RTR-4 system consists of a lightweight, compact x-ray source and imaging unit that are positioned on opposite sides of the target object, plus a standard notebook computer for controlling the system and analyzing images. The control computer is connected to the imager by an Ethernet cable or optional wireless connection.
The system is fully digital for fast viewing, no image degradation, and easy image analysis and management — far superior to film and analog systems.
The RTR-4 system is designed for a use in a wide range of field scenarios. The system can be used in tight quarters, right down to ground level. With a total weight of just 12 kg (26 lbs), the x-ray source and imager are easy to move into position by hand, and can be mounted on bomb-disposal robots for remote operation.
The standard RTR-4 system includes the following components:
- X-ray source: The standard source can penetrate more than 25mm (1 inch) of steel. A more powerful source is also available.
- Imager: The standard imaging unit provides high-resolution images up to 20 x 25cm (8 x 10 in). A larger imager with an area of 40 x 56 cm (16 x 22 in) is also available.
- Control computer: A standard notebook computer provides system control and image-analysis functions. A rugged Toughbook® computer is also available. The computer is supplied with our RTR-4 database and image-analysis software, available in many languages.
The system comes in a rugged, padded case on wheels for easy transport. A backpack carrier for the key components is also available.
The RTR-4 software provides a variety of features to bring out items of interest in x-ray images, including zoom, pseudo-color, contrast stretch, edge detection and sharpening, smoothing, embossing, and histogram equalization. These features can be applied to the entire image or to a specific region of interest. The system also provides multi-image display, grid overlay, point-to-point distance measurement, and annotation.
Images are stored as standard TIFF files in the system database. Video, audio, text and other data can be stored along with each image. Individual images and accompanying data can easily be extracted from the database for emailing or other uses.
RTR-4® Portable Digital X-ray Inspection Systems Training Package
The RTR-4 training package provides printed and online material to teach personnel how to use the RTR-4 x-ray system.
The RTR-4® inspection system training package instructs a technician new to the equipment how to set up, operate, stow, maintain, and troubleshoot the system. This professional training package provides all the information needed to get started and successfully utilize all the powerful capabilities of the system.
For the more experienced user, the new RTR-4 inspection system training package offers information to enable full utilization of the many features available which may previously have been unused. Both new and experienced users will benefit from this powerful new training tool — and from Leidos' commitment to providing quality equipment and training.
The comprehensive training workbook is written in a step-by-step, no-nonsense format. Graphics illustrate the steps, and exercises let you practice what you learned. It will teach you to:
- Establish a safety exclusion zone
- Set up the RTR-4 inspection system using a cabled or wireless system
- X-ray an object
- Manipulate images to enhance visibility
- Customize the setup for dense or light objects
- Use the modem to send and receive images over phone lines
- Power down and stow the RTR-4 inspection system
- Recharge the batteries
- Perform system and file maintenance
- Troubleshoot common problems
Quick reference cards identify major RTR-4 inspection system procedures commonly performed in the field. This small, laminated booklet fits easily inside the system's equipment case. The accompanying video demonstrates the major procedures for setting up and operating the system.
The RTR-4 product line and its technology are subject to U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Diversion contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. The technology may not be resold, transferred, transshipped or exported from the United States or re-exported without prior authorization by the U.S. government.
Our facility for the manufacture of the RTR-4 system is registered to ISO 9001:2000 standards.
Due to our efforts to continually improve this product, specifications, dimensions and operating procedures are subject to change without notice. All specifications and measurements are approximate, based on the standard configuration; results may vary with the application and environment.