Rotating CT at the passenger checkpoint is a hot topic in aviation, and Smiths Detection will be showcasing its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanner, which has been generating excellent feedback from installations and trials around the world. It is demonstrating time and again that it can deliver immediate security and operational benefits. Excellent throughput levels are being reported and the image quality and resolution, user-friendly GUI and additional processing functions continue to impress.
iCMORE Weapons will be demonstrated in conjunction with the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX. This smart algorithm was developed using AI to build a huge library of images from which it could ‘learn’ and automatically detect handguns (pistols, revolvers), gun parts, flick- and fixed-blade knives (minimum length ~6cm). The result is accurate, reliable and powerful detection based on proprietary raw data.
In addition, the focus will be on the integration of biometric identity management into checkpoint solutions to support Risk-Based Screening (RBS) and a streamlined, customized process. Smiths Detection will show how, when every checkpoint tray is linked to a passenger (and that person’s risk score) using the unique biometric data, a camera and an RFID reader, the detection algorithm adapts to match the risk level. Other benefits of pairing passengers and trays include monitoring the flow through security for specific flights or tracking the number of trays to predict overhead compartment capacity.
Biometrics and RBS are particularly relevant for aviation, as captured information can be used multiple times across the network to benefit stakeholders at departure, transit and destination airports. And it is not just about passenger screening, as RBS can also be applied to hold baggage and air cargo security.
The extensive Smiths Detection portfolio of hold baggage, air cargo and checkpoint solutions will also be featured.