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Tomorrow's World: Tomography for security checks

  • 17-04-2019 1:38pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,035 ✭✭✭ rivegauche
    German text.

    I saw a report on this this morning.

    Very cool. Tests are on-going in Munchen Airport at the moment.
    You can leave your bag zipped and let it pass through the scanner.
    You, as a passenger go through normal scanning and hold your arms out and the machine which I refer to as the gateway of validation scans you. Nothing new there but for the luggage the change comes.
    The security personel looking at the monitor are able to see the contents of your closed bag in three dimensions and can swivel the image on screen through 360 degrees to inspect further.
    To show it working they used a closed wheelie case with a half litre bottle of way in it and they were spinning the suitcase around on the monitor and inspecting the bottle without ever opening the case.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,897 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere

    Its quite widely in use in the US right now

    Amsterdam has been trailing it as well

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,292 ✭✭✭ 0lddog

    Add in smarts from the CCTV industry and it will be more or less operatorless.......of course that would send 'The Wrong Message'

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,055 ✭✭✭ theguzman

    It would be great if it could get rid of the tediousness of it all, having to remove ones belt, taking out laptops, liquids and gels etc. Just walk through and let them 3d scan you and your baggage.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭ basill

    It should start from when you book your ticket with profiling. They generally know who most of the bad guys/gals are, criminal record check, dodgy countries flown into etc. Then when you walk through the terminal entrance there should be scanning, continue on through to the ticket desk and when someone checks your boarding pass and you enter past whatever they will call the security check. Then if you really want to try and mitigate the infinitesimal risk of someone on the inside passing something to the bad guys there could be another check at the boarding gates. It won't matter one bit cos the bads guys will just blow up the front of the airport or use FR24 and aim a shoulder launched missile at aircraft but hey ho the worlds airport security operators can pat themselves on the back for a job well done.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,654 ✭✭✭ lintdrummer

    This technology is used in T2 Dublin already. If a checked bag is flagged by the automated scan algorithm, the image is presented to a human operator. If they can't determine whether there is something amiss from the basic scan, the bag is 3d scanned and can be inspected in detail from a computer monitor. If it is then considered suspicious, attempts are made to contact the passenger who checked it in and have them come and open the bag for inspection. If they cannot be found (ie. have checked the bag in and left the airport without taking a flight) or if they are unwilling to cooperate with the search then the bag may be destroyed.
    There is also a radiation scanner for baggage destined for the USA. It's a fairly robust system. Bags are timed on the conveyor belts and if they are held up for any reason, indicating tampering, they are automatically routed for further inspection.

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