TSA Introduces New Scanner At Westchester County Airport | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Most Recent Daily Airborne

Airborne On ANN

Airborne On YouTube/Hi-Def/Mac Friendly

Monday

Airborne 01.19.15

Airborne 01.19.15

Tuesday

Airborne 01.20.15

Airborne 01.20.15

Wednesday

Airborne 01.21.15

Airborne 01.21.15

Thursday

Airborne 01.22.15

Airborne 01.22.15

Friday

Airborne 01.23.15

Airborne 01.23.15

Tue, May 29, 2012

TSA Introduces New Scanner At Westchester County Airport

Automated Target Recognition Balances Security And Privacy

The TSA says new scanner technology installed last week at Westchester County Airport in New York will enhance security while maintaining passengers' privacy. The new technology is called automated target recognition, which detects metallic and non-metallic items that might constitute a threat. Airport officials say the machine uses a "cookie cutter" image and not an image of a passenger's actual body to show where a potential threat might be located, thus maintaining an individual's privacy.

The Greenwich Times reports that Lisa Farbstein, public affairs manager for the TSA, said the advanced imaging technology machine doesn't depict body parts on screen. "It doesn't matter if you are 7 feet or 5-foot-2. It doesn't matter if you are male or female."

A demonstration of the scanner at HPN showed a TSA employee bringing a Tic Tac container through the machine, showing a generic image of a person on the officer's screen. A yellow box outlined in red showed the container in the employee's pocket. The scanner does not give a detailed picture of what the threat looks like, however. A green screen indicates the machine did not detect a possible threat.

The millimeter wave technology, which TSA says is safe for all travelers and meets all national and international health and safety standards, emits 1,000 times less electromagnetic waves than international guidelines. A passenger can elect to forgo the machine, but will then have to go through a pat-down search.

FMI: www.tsa.gov

Advertisement

More News

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.24.15)

Airservices Australia Unlike the FAA, which is not only the regulatory body for U.S. aviation but also has direct responsibility for air traffic control, the Australian government >[...]

Airborne 01.22.15: DA50 TurboProp, Redbird Redhawk Fleet Sale, New SpaceShipTwo

Also: TBM Sales Record, Offutt Airshow Cancelled, Airbus Analyzed, More UAV Thefts, UAV Autopilot? We are getting used to seeing some very advanced aircraft coming from the Diamond>[...]

Airborne 01.23.15: Google/SpaceX Bucks, Pet Aero-Rescue, Return of the P-3?

Also: Disruptive Innovation, V22 Ospreys, USAF Lets Bluebook Loose, Dawn and Ceres, FAASTeam Virtual Safety Stand Down As SpaceX’s Elon Musk pushes ahead on his development o>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.24.15): Ground Speed

The speed of an aircraft relative to the surface of the earth.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (01.24.15)

“General aviation is not just about flying planes; it’s about creating good-paying jobs and economic opportunity, not only in states like Missouri and Texas, but all ac>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC