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Aviation security research and development effort at the FAA
Author(s): Paul A. Polski
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Paper Abstract

The increasing sophistication of terrorists and their ability to exploit technological advancements makes effective detection of weapons and explosive devices critical to aviation security. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the leading federal agency responsible for the safety and security of civil aviation. Acts of terrorism against the aviation community have demonstrated an increasing level of knowledge in the design and deployment of explosive devices and weapons. Sabotage for political purposes, particularly in the international arena, has surpassed hijacking as the foremost threat. The research and development challenge for the FAA is to counter the increasing sophistication of these terrorists with a broad range of technologies which thwart and render their attempts to sabotage civil aviation ineffective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1992
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 10264, The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review, 1026405 (28 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.141393
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Paul A. Polski, FAA Technical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10264:
The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review
Wagih H. Makky, Editor(s)

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