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Explosives detection systems: the real-world experience
Author(s): Kaarlo A. Heiskanen; Fredrick L. Roder
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Paper Abstract

The certification of CTX 5000 by the U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an explosives detection system (EDS) roughly coincided with the first commercial installation of CTX 5000 at an operational airport. Since then, more than twenty CTX 5000 SPs have been installed and operated around the world. The explosion of TWA Flight 800 in July 1996 has put the spot light on CTX 5000 again. By now InVision has gained sufficient experience from CTX 5000 deployments at various airports to allow its speedy integration at any airport, with regards to the specific needs of each site. The paper discusses examples of the alternative installation configurations, the issues involved, and the experience gained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 1997
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2936, Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband, (6 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266264
Show Author Affiliations
Kaarlo A. Heiskanen, InVision Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Fredrick L. Roder, Imatron Federal Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2936:
Physics-Based Technologies for the Detection of Contraband
Lyle O. Malotky; John J. Pennella, Editor(s)

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