AcES – Multi-sensor threat detection for screening people and carried bags
AcES is a multi-sensor walk-by threat detection system for screening people and their carried bags for mass casualty threats using a combination of microwave, millimetre-wave, ultrasound and optical detection techniques. It provides new screening capabilities and automated detection at low hardware and operating costs due to its use of low-cost COTS components developed for mass-market consumer applications. Its compact size also enables deployment in many different locations and application areas. Funded in the UK Government’s 2016 Innovative Research Call for Explosives and Weapons Detection, AcES is one of very few technologies that can screen both people and their carried bags simultaneously for the presence of both metallic and non-metallic threats. A GB patent has been granted and international patent applications are in progress.
We presented this technology at SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing 2021:
Samuel Pollock, Daniel R. Crick, Laura J. Winter, and Michael C. Kemp “Multi-sensor threat detection for screening people and their carried bags”, Proc. SPIE 11749, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XXII, 1174908 (12 April 2021).
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