The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) recently took part in a demonstration of the NYPD’s FIDO X-3 Explosive Trace Detection (ETD) system, under the sponsorship of the Secondary Screening Program led by S&T Program Manager Dr. Laura Parker. This event showcased work S&T funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to optimize NYPD trace detection processes in these areas.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Explosives Detection Canine Program is providing a service to measure the vapor composition of explosives detection training aids, using a capability called Canine Training Aid Contamination Testing.
The use of homemade explosives is a challenge for aviation security. To meet this challenge, the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s (S&T) Checked Baggage Screening Program works with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), academia and industry, to keep improving the technology that can detect explosives and other threats in bags, even when surrounded by common items like clothing, electronics or food.
Do you ever wonder why you stand in line at the airport checkpoint, and what those machines are doing? Well, they are looking for, among other things, explosives.
Criminals and terrorists frequently use explosives to damage property, destroy critical infrastructure, intimidate victims, and attack unsuspecting civilians.
Being at the forefront of explosive detection and mitigation research and development helps us create new approaches to help protect American citizens and infrastructure.
DHS S&T is developing a millimeter wave imager that will screen for potential threat items unobtrusively as people pass by, without slowing them down.
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is a Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Charlotte, NC on September 20-21, 2017. Permission to publish this video was granted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Recently, CAVM partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) to develop a reusable Aircraft Explosive Testing Simulator that facilitates the explosive testing of new generation commercial aircraft.
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).