XSR: X-ray Scanning Rover
Scanning for Leave Behind Improvised Explosive Devices
Why a Robotic Scanner
From conflict zones to airports to sporting events, bombs pose dangers to innocent civilians as well as the bomb technicians who regularly risk their lives to investigate suspicious objects and render the devices safe. Technology solutions can help first responders to see hidden dangers.
To this end, the Department of Homeland
Security Science and Technology Directorate’s
First Responders Group (FRG) entered into a
contract with SIS to build a robotic scanner to
be a responder’s eyes. It quickly and accurately
scans packages and bags for leave-behind
improvised explosive devices (LBIED) while
keeping responders out of harm’s way.
XSR is an x-ray system that scans packages for Leave Behind Improvised Explosive Devices (LBIED). It is integrated onto a custom mid-size
robotic platform which allows for quick deployment and ease of use. The system is operated remotely over a wireless link. High resolution
images are displayed in real time.
Mounted on a Robot will achieve the unique ability to: