Dr Simon Albright will discuss with us future of National Security Checking at airports once we need more information than X-rays can provide – i.e. now. What information will we need and how will we get it?
Most X-rays, currently used for probing cargo, produce two-dimensional images in which concealed items can be hard to detect. But after computer analysis, an image produced by neutron beam scanning can be exceptionally clear and easy to interpret. As Simon says, “All the clutter, all the clothes and shoes, are taken out of the image and the operator sees only the possible threats, such as drugs or bombs.”