UK-based HALO X-Ray Technologies Ltd (HXT) is to develop and implement an automatic threat resolution for checkpoint and hold baggage screening in the US, under a USD1.66 million contract from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).
HXT will integrate its X-ray diffraction (XRD) system with automatic threat resolution into an existing dual-view checkpoint scanner. “The goal is to build a combined system that can automatically resolve alarms and reduce the need for manual intervention,” according to DHS S&T, as part of its Screening at Speed Program.
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