DETECTION OF HIDDEN EXPLOSIVES ON PASSENGER AIRCRAFT USING HAND SEARCHERS, BIO-SENSORS AND VAPOUR DETECTORS

A series of tests was carried out to assess the effectiveness of current vapor sensing technology as an aid in detecting concealed explosives on board passenger aircraft. An examination is made of the results obtained from these and other related experiments, and possible areas of R&D to improve the usefulness of electronic search aids are suggested. Also discussed are means of improving the effectiveness of trained dogs for searching. Recommendations are also offered aimed at optimizing aircraft search procedures.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Int Conf on Crime Countermeas, Sci and Eng, Proc, Univ of Ky, Lexington, July 25-29, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Kentucky, Lexington

    Office of Research and Engineering Services
    Lexington, KY  USA  40506
  • Authors:
    • Seman, G
    • Elias, L
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00173082
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM