Airport security experts to approach industry for new baggage screening technologies to speed passengers

Goal is a net false alarm rate of less than 10 percent with advanced technologies that can pinpoint home-made explosives in checked passenger baggage.

Washington: – U.S. aviation security experts are asking industry to come up with improved ways of screening airport passenger baggage for a wide variety of home-made explosives with reduced false-alarm rates, and an ability to speed airport passenger screening.

Officials of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate in Washington notified industry last week of the upcoming Advanced Checked Baggage Screening Systems project.

No response to this synopsis is requested; a full solicitation is expected for release later this year.

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Source: Military & Aerospace Electronics