New passenger scanner uses space technology to speed up airport security


A super-sensitive passenger scanner that reveals hidden security threats is being trialled at Cardiff Airport in the UK.

The walk-through scanner, which uses to image human body heat, is the result of a collaboration between Sequestim Ltd. and Cardiff University scientists.

Computer learning allows the scanner to distinguish between threats and non-threats but without the need for passengers to keep still or remove outer clothing.

Globally, around 12 million passengers travel by plane every day on 120,000 flights.

The has the potential to cut queues at airport terminals as it screens people on the move. It will also impact on the effectiveness of security and help keep passengers safe

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Source: PhysOrg