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Dog-handler team as a detection system for explosives: a tail to be told
Author(s): Lawrence J. Myers
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Paper Abstract

The dog-handler team as an explosive detection system is critically reviewed. The probable means of detection, olfaction or the sense of smell, is described to understand how sensitive and selective the dog-handler team can be. The empirical and experimental data available at this time regarding the means by which the teams are selected, trained, deployed, and maintained are presented and evaluated.

The dog-handler team is recognized as a very effective system for detection of explosives with considerable potential for improvement. The need for more valid data relating to the mechanisms of detection, of training, and of selection are expressed and explained. Potential means of improving the system are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 10264, The Aviation Security Problem and Related Technologies: A Critical Review, 1026409 (28 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.141396
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Lawrence J. Myers, Auburn Univ. (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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