The Mobile Backscatter Imager (MBI)
Today Bomb Disposal Technicians expose themselves to life threatening situations in order to capture the high-resolution x-ray image that they need to assess and make-safe potential terrorist weapons. The Australian Defence contracted Micro-X to demonstrate a proof of concept for stand-off imaging of Improvised Explosive Devices. This contract was successfully completed and proved resolution of less than 0.5mm. Now the miniature MBI product is under development, in a configuration which allows it to be carried in the jaws of a deployed in any standard Explosive Ordinance Disposal robot, sending high quality x-ray images to a remote operator control station.