Friday, October 28, 2016

Trial run: IGI Airport gets hi-tech system to screen passengers

In a first of its kind, Delhi airport has acquired a full-body, compact image-free advanced passenger screening system. This system quickly screens passengers using safe millimeter wave technology to automatically detect concealed objects made of broad variety of concealed material — both metallic and non-metallic.
The system will be “on a trial basis” and has been deployed at terminal 1-D. Authorities have started training CISF personnel on how to operate the machine, which will be operational after November 15.
It processes digital scan data to determine if the individual can be cleared through the checkpoints. If a potential threat is identified by the system, an outline highlighting the area(s) of concern is displayed over a generic mannequin figure on the operator’s control panel. Security personnel can then assess the situation.
The system can detect a broad range of targets such as metallic and non-metallic weapons, standard and home-made explosives (sheet and bulk), liquids, gels, plastics, powders, metals, ceramics, and others solids. It has the ability to see under people’s clothing and detect hidden non-metal objects such as plastic explosives too. It offers the same great aviation checkpoint detection and throughput as the widely deployed image-free system.
28/10/16 Sunil Thapliyal/The Asian Age

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