1 April 1993 FAA bulk technology overview for explosives detection
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Proceedings Volume 1824, Applications of Signal and Image Processing in Explosives Detection Systems; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.142893
Event: Applications in Optical Science and Engineering, 1992, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the leading federal agency responsible for encouraging and fostering the development of a safe, secure, and efficient national airspace system (NAS). Our goal is to establish an operating environment that ensures a threat-free system to preclude acts of terrorism and fatalities. As part of the process to meet this goal, our research and development activities continually search for technologies to ensure aviation security. Recent acts of terrorism against the aviation community have demonstrated an increasing level of sophistication in the design and deployment of explosive devices. In order to prevent the introduction of explosives onto an aircraft they must be detected prior to passenger and baggage loading. The Bulk Detection program is one method of developing a number of technologies that 'see' into and 'alarm' on suspect baggage. These detection devices must be capable of providing this serve with a confidence commensurate with the state-of-the- art available today. This program utilizes the expertise of government agencies, universities and industries working toward constructing their plans and executing their designs to produce the best available equipment.
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Alan K. Novakoff, Alan K. Novakoff, } "FAA bulk technology overview for explosives detection", Proc. SPIE 1824, Applications of Signal and Image Processing in Explosives Detection Systems, (1 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142893; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.142893
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