Full Body Scanners: No Panacea

March 2010
Air Safety Week;3/22/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 12, p2
Market Research Report
The article focuses on installation of advanced imaging technology (AIT) units in U.S. airports. It reports that at present 40 AIT units have been deployed in 19 airports. By the end of 2010, U. S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) aims to deploy total 450 AIT units. AIT has been designed for safe full body screening of air passengers for threats including explosives, weapons and other metallic and non-metallic things hidden under clothes.


Related Articles

  • Before You Fly: The Transportation Security Administration and People with Visual Impairments. Ingber, Janet // Accessworld: Technology for Consumers with Visual Impairments;Sep2012, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p4 

    The article explains the general screening procedures of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for air travelers. The process starts with ID check, then placing personal items onto a bin on a conveyor belt, and then walking through a metal detector. The procedures for screening...

  • Air Base Seeks Baggage Scanners.  // TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;8/31/2011, Vol. 7 Issue 18, p18 

    This article reports on the move of a U.S. Air Force Air Base in Thule, Greenland, to initiate market research toward a requirement for an X-Ray system approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen bags.

  • $25M Order for Advanced Imaging Technology.  // Airport Security Report;10/21/2009, Vol. 17 Issue 21, p2 

    The article reports that Rapiscan Systems Inc. has acquired a 25 million dollars order from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for multiple units of its Secure 1000 Single Pose advanced checkpoint security screening solution. The order reportedly is the first under the terms...

  • $88M for Airport Pax Screening Equipment.  // Airport Security Report;4/21/2010, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p9 

    The article reports on the task order worth 88 million U.S. dollars received by Raytheon Co. from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to install passenger checkpoint screening equipment at airports. It notes that the task order was issued under the Security Equipment...

  • TSA Oversight Of Maintenance Of Airport Screening Equipment Inadequate, IG Says. Biesecker, Calvin // Defense Daily;5/12/2015, p6 

    The article focuses on a report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Inspector General (IG) which found that the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) oversight of preventative and corrective maintenance of airport screening equipment is inadequate.

  • Mid-Sized X-ray System on TSA Qualified List.  // Airport Security Report;3/24/2010, Vol. 18 Issue 6, p6 

    The article reports that Smiths Detection's HI-SCAN 130130T-2is X-ray inspection system has been added at the Air Cargo Screening Qualified Technology List (ACSQTL) by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The system offers operators with two views of all scanned items enabling...

  • FIGHTING WORDS.  // Digital Video;Oct2012, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p68 

    The article offers steps for managing airline baggage such as marking each csae with the name and cell phone number, and assigning a number to each case.

  • MAUREEN. Hill, Maureen // Travel Weekly (UK);10/30/2009, p29 

    In this article, the author discusses the scanning systems used by the immigration officials at airports in Great Britain. The author says that on the subject of airport procedures, she saw footage on the television of the new body scanners introduced to Manchester Airport in the third week of...

  • OSI Systems [OSIS]: L-3 Communications [LLL]: Tek84 Readying to Introduce Integrated Body and Shoe Scanner.  // TR2: Terror Response Technology Report;6/23/2010, Vol. 6 Issue 13, p4 

    The article focuses on the plan of the Tek84 Engineering Group to unveil an operational prototype of an advanced whole body imaging system in summer 2010. The imaging system will feature a small footprint than the system being used by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics