The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded four research and development (R&D) contracts to improve threat detection in x-ray baggage screening.
“We are addressing current, ongoing, and upcoming capability gaps with a three-pronged approach utilising the continuous transition of hardware, software, and knowledge,” said Sharene Young, checked baggage programme manager in the S&T Explosives Division.
Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) received a USD1.51 million R&D contract to improve throughput and detection performance in computed tomography (CT) for hold baggage screening (HBS). IDSS will develop a retrofit kit that can be used by the TSA to update in-service HBS machines with common hardware and software.
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