A new, compact version of an advanced carry-on baggage screening system developed in part by the DHS S&T, allows TSA to install advanced screening technology in smaller airports that can’t fit conventional systems.
The Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T’s) Baggage/Cargo/People Screening program conducts screening, detection, and mitigation R&D to detect explosives and prohibited items at airports and in air cargo.
DHS S&T has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea (MOLIT), which authorizes the two countries to conduct a field demonstration of S&T-funded technology in civil aviation security.
An important part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission is to develop, implement, improve-upon, and ensure the effectiveness of cutting-edge screening equipment and protocols that help protect the traveling public.
DHS S&T has awarded $1,656,206.00 to Halo X-ray Technologies Ltd (HXT) in Nottingham, UK, to develop and implement an automatic threat resolution system for use with X-ray imaging of carry-on and checked baggage.
Research funded by S&T's Checked Baggage Program was presented in a Deep Learning Technical Interchange. Performers from academia and the threat detection industry came together to share knowledge to help support the mission of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Aviation security continues to be the biggest threat to homeland security. There are endless ways that explosives can be hidden in checked baggage aboard aircraft-–in toys, computers, food, shoes, even flashlights and medical devices.