Up close with explosives
Although checkpoint explosive trace detection is urgently needed, hand-held systems have proved disappointing. But Andrew Goldsmith argues recent technological advances put detection power back into the screeners’ hands
In today’s security climate, security screening officials are always seeking new methods and technologies which can help enhance the screening process, make it more efficient in terms of time and cost, and maintain the high standards that are expected at all times. One area that has seen increasing attention in the past year has been that of explosives trace detection (ETD) via hand-held detectors. This is because a . . .