India: Researchers at IIT Bombay design hand-held device that can detect explosives

Researchers at the National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS) of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, have designed a hand-held explosive detection device that can detect explosives. Director, Subhasis Chaudhuri, on Tuesday, announced that some Read More …

Sarajevo International Airport has issued a public call for the procurement of an explosive detection system

As stated in the tender documentation, the value of the procurement is 6.38 million KM, and the contract will be awarded to the bidder who submits the best evaluated acceptable bid. Bids in which the delivery deadline is longer than Read More …

Technology Catching Up with Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

With each terrorist attack on another airport, train station or other public space, the urgency to find new ways to detect bombs before they’re detonated ratchets up. Chemical detection of explosives is a cornerstone of aviation security. Typically called “trace Read More …

TSA checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport gets new state-of-the-art 3-D checkpoint scanner to improve explosives detection

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new state-of-the-art advanced technology computed tomography checkpoint scanner (CT) that provides 3-D imaging has been installed and is in use at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at Harrisburg International Airport. The new technology provides critical Read More …

DHS Awards $1 Million to Support Machine Learning Development for Airport Security

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE S&T Public Affairs, 202-254-2385 Washington, D.C. – With a growing need to improve the security, efficiency and accuracy of passenger and baggage screening, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program is working with a small Read More …

Nanotechnology for explosives trace detection

Whether it’s an airport screening station or in-the-field terrorism investigations, trace detection of explosives – which are chemical compounds – generally involves the collection of vapor or particulate samples from these chemicals and analyzing them using a sensitive sensor system. Read More …

DHS S&T Transitions Next-Generation Explosives Trace Detection Technology to DARPA

Explosive materials pose a threat whether they are used by domestic bad actors or in a theater of war and staying ahead of our adversaries is a job that the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense share. Our research and Read More …

DHS S&T Labs Demo Portable Explosive Trace Detectors

Two laboratories under the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate are teaming up to test portable explosives trace detectors. Researchers from the Transportation Security Laboratory validated gaps with the detectors and have spoken with vendors and customers to Read More …

Competition document: finding explosives hidden in electrical items

This Defence and Security Accelerator (Accelerator) themed competition seeks to make a real difference in aviation security through innovative science and technology. The competition is looking for proposals to improve our ability to prevent explosives, hidden within electrical items in passenger baggage, from Read More …