Explosives Trace Detection
Innovation & Technology
Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) is technology used at security checkpoints around the country to screen carry-on baggage and passengers for traces of explosives. Officers may swab a piece of luggage or passenger hands and then use ETD technology to test for explosives. The swab is placed inside the ETD unit
New airport scanner will x-ray, brain scan, sniff for bombs and biometric ID
By David Millward | Telegraph | Jun. 6, 2011
The 21 feet long smart tunnel combines all existing and imminent security technology in one place and would slash the time passengers wait at airports. Passengers would simply walk the length of the tunnel while they are scanned.
It would prevent the frustration many passengers feel when they have to partially undress at a security gate.
A version is expected to be trialled within 18 months and could be rolled out at major airports within five years. British authorities ....
TSA Expands Use of Explosive Trace Detection Technology at Airports Nationwide
February 17, 2010
“Explosive Trace Detection technology is a critical tool in our ability to stay ahead of evolving threats to aviation security,” said TSA Acting Administrator Gale Rossides. “Expanding the use of this technology at checkpoints and at departure gates greatly enhances security to keep the traveling public safe.”