Women and Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
COURSE: Bomb Technician Advanced Portable X-Ray Interpretation and material discrimination training course
LENGTH: 16 hours (optional 24 hours): Additional day of scenario based x-ray problems
MAX STUDENTS: 20
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE (TLO):
TLO#1: The student will learn how to identify IED components using a portable EOD X-Ray system in grey scale and material discrimination image modes in cluttered bags/packages.
ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES (ELO’S):
ELO#1: Portable x-ray technology overview
ELO#2: X-ray imaging 101
ELO#3: Mosaic large shot imaging
ELO#4: RSP aiming points using measurements
ELO#5: Lower edge cut off
ELO#6: Penetration and wash out
ELO#7: Anti X-ray
ELO#8: IED components grey scale vs material discrimination
ELO#9: Explosives and blasting caps grey scale vs material discrimination
ELO#10: Material discrimination imagining (pulse generators vs constant potential generators)
ELO#11: RCIED Threats
ELO#12: IED x-ray images no clutter and clutter
ELO#13: Locating the organic materials and potential explosive main charge
ELO#14: Peeling and stripping to identify material that is being blocked
ELO#15: Material discrimination investigative advantages
ELO#16: Emerging Technologies
The course is an advanced level x-ray interpretation course that is designed to teach EOD/Bomb techs how to identify IED components in a portable x-ray image. The course will also focus on x-ray interpretation on packages and bags with clutter vs an IED in a package with no clutter and the IED components are easy to identify. Students will also be presented with IED components are hard to identify angles in a cluttered bag/package. The course will also cover how to use the material discrimination imaging feature and how it can provide the Bomb Technician more information than a grey scale image. The course will cover how different IED component and threats will respond in a material discrimination image to include organics, inorganic, and metals. The course is a mixture of classroom and hands on training and is 8 hours long. The course requires that you have an x-ray unit with the material discrimination capability (Dual energy). This course will not cover RSP's and will only focus on interpreting x-ray images for IED threats in cluttered backgrounds. Course is 8 hours and is a mixture of classroom and hands on training. The course is a combination of classroom and hands on training and will include practical exercise on the x-ray system. Students will get to see actual simulated threat devices from our advanced inert training aids.
The course will also have a full day (optional 2 day) of hands on training where students will be given different scenarios and packages to x-ray that cover all of the ELO's from the classroom. In each scenario, the teams will use their own x-ray equipment to work the problem. Each x-ray problem provides a different challenge and helps the teams understand their system's capabilities and limitations better.
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS: Must be familiar with basic portable x-ray operation and have some training on IED components and how they look in x-ray.
EQUIPMENT: Must have access to unit’s x-ray system for hand on and practical exercises. We can bring ours if your unit does not have a system that can do material discrimination.
TESTING: Written test
CERTIFICATE: Certificate of Training for Advanced EOD Portable X-ray Interpretation
Training Location: The training can be conducted at your location or at the SVS training facility in Ashville NC (Closest airport is Ashville or you can use Charlotte (2 hr drive). Instructor travel cost are not included in the course cost and a quote will be provided once we know the location. Travel costs are based on GSA and State Dept Travel rates, airfare is coach/economy shortest travel time and cost.