A Bomb in the Fish?

Hughes, David; Doyle, John M.
May 2007
Aviation Week & Space Technology;5/7/2007, Vol. 166 Issue 18, p64
Trade Publication
The article discusses screening bombs in air cargo to prevent terror attacks. The existing machines include Explosives Detection Systems, which use computed tomography scans of checked baggage to create a 3D view of threat objects, and explosives trace detectors. The challenge of finding small amounts of explosives in checked baggage is similar to finding a bomb in air cargo. It is less clear what technology will be most effective for screening pallets and containers.


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