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Implementation of a national testbed concealed weapons detection system
Author(s): Lyle G. Roybal; Philip M. Rice; Ernest Glenn Shell
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Paper Abstract

A comprehensive security system designed and fabricated by the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) was installed into the Bannock County Courthouse located in Pocatello, Idaho. The centerpiece of this security system is a portal style weapons detection system that used passive magnetic sensor technology as the basis for detection. The complete security system includes video and audio surveillance operated from a central location. The INEEL concealed weapons detector (CWD) system was installed at three entrances into the courthouse and serves as a testbed for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) sponsored system. To accept the proposed security system, minor modification to the courthouse entrances and service facilities were required. Construction activity began at the courthouse in September of 19997, and the security system was installed into the courthouse between November 1997 and January of 1998. The system has been full functional since February 1, 1998 and as of April 3, 1998, is responsible for detecting hundreds of illegal knives and two handguns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.334985
Show Author Affiliations
Lyle G. Roybal, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. (United States)
Philip M. Rice, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. (United States)
Ernest Glenn Shell, Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3575:
Enforcement and Security Technologies
A. Trent DePersia; John J. Pennella, Editor(s)

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