S&T recently installed a next generation carry-on baggage screening system at Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts to collect data about how the system operates in a real-world environment to improve the system and detection algorithms.
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).