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28 December 1998 Explosives detection portal for high-volume personnel screening
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Proceedings Volume 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies; (1998)
Event: Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement and Security, 1998, Boston, MA, United States
We discuss a trace explosive detection portal for high-volume personnel screening, which has been developed recently at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), using funding provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Safeguards and Security (OSS). This portal screens individuals for explosives using noninvasive means to collect explosive residue in the forms of vapor and particulate contamination. The portal combines a commercially available ion mobility spectrometer (IMS) with a preconcentrator developed at SNL to perform detection of explosives. The prototype portal has undergone one series of tests at the Albuquerque International Airport, and we are now proceeding to develop an improved, second-generation portal, and to find a company to market the portal.
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John E. Parmeter, Kevin L. Linker, Charles L. Rhykerd, David W. Hannum, and Francis A. Bouchier "Explosives detection portal for high-volume personnel screening", Proc. SPIE 3575, Enforcement and Security Technologies, (28 December 1998);

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