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Explosives detection portal for high-volume personnel screening
Author(s): John E. Parmeter; Kevin L. Linker; Charles L. Rhykerd; David W. Hannum; Francis A. Bouchier
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a trace explosive detection portal for high-volume personnel screening, which has been developed recently at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), using funding provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Safeguards and Security (OSS). This portal screens individuals for explosives using noninvasive means to collect explosive residue in the forms of vapor and particulate contamination. The portal combines a commercially available ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) with a preconcentrator developed at SNL to perform detection of explosives. The prototype portal has undergone one series of tests at the Albuquerque International Airport, and we are now proceeding to develop an improved, second-generation portal, and to find a company to market the portal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.335013
Show Author Affiliations
John E. Parmeter, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Kevin L. Linker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Charles L. Rhykerd, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
David W. Hannum, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Francis A. Bouchier, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


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

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