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A Non-Invasive Scanner for Airports

Hyderabad. Scared of invasive X-ray scanners at airports?

Well, in the coming years, they would of course be a thing of the past as technology develops. But meanwhile, there is something quite near to that.

The ThruVision TS5 Standoff Object Detection system being displayed at the India Aviation air show uses passive millimeter waves which every one emits naturally to find out any anomalies in the body profile. The system is being used at some airports like Heathrow in London and US to uncover hidden bombs even behind burqas.

The system is being offered to India by UK’s Digital Barriers and India’s OIS (Offsets India Solutions), OIS Director Bimal Sareen told India Strategic, adding it is simple, light and can be mounted outdoors for military, security and corporate applications. It is a rather recent development, initially deployed about seven years ago in London to find possible suicide bombers. A person simply has to stand before it, and if there is anything concealed, dark shades appear on a computer screen relative to the size and mass of the hidden object.

Suicide bombing has become a very serious threat in some countries, and the ThruVision is a simple system to find, without any body search or X Ray scan, if some one has a concealed weapon or likely such object.

Technically, the system uses TeraHertz and visible band imaging. It can detect metals, plastics, ceramics, liquids, gels and powders. Live demonstrations of the system were given to interested authoritie at the air show.

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