The SENTINEL™ IIa technology is capable of determining the shapes of items inside a carry-on suitcase, briefcase or package, and also what those items are made of. The screener will be able to tell whether the substance is hazardous material or a harmless personal hygiene product, a bar of soap or plastic explosives. In fact, the system is so precise, it can tell the difference between soda, ice tea, water and nitroglycerine.
DUAL-ENERGY, X-RAY CONFIGURATION WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT
The scalable multi-plane, dual-energy X-ray SENTINEL™ IIa system employs two perpendicular dual energy X-ray sources that enable the screener to automatically differentiate among metallic, nonmetallic and organic substance to aid in discriminating threats.
In addition to standard images manipulation capabilities, such as zoom, gamma, sliding window and inverse images, SENTINEL™ IIa; provides operators with Screener Assist Technology Identification (SAT) and Automated Threat Identification (ATI) images analysis tools. SAT examines the image of each inspection target and highlights suspicious sections based on the analysis of the physical properties of the target’s contents. ATI then identifies the material that SAT has highlighted by comparing the Zeff number and mass density against the values of known materials.
DEVELOPING BREAKTHROUGH APPLICATIONS
SENTINEL™ IIa provides one of the most non-intrusive, advanced technology carry-on and checkpoint screening systems available in the market today. SENTINEL™ IIa meets or exceeds all testing specifications for Advanced Technology Screening System Public Announcement ASTM F792-01
With the technology and its ability to identify the atomic makeup of items within packages, water bottles, cosmetics and other toiletries that now fall under the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’S) tight 3-1-1 edict (no more than 3 ounces per bottle in a 1-quart clear plastic bag and only one bag per passenger) benign items might once again be carried onboard flights without restriction.
SENTINEL™ IIa incorporates unique technological advances including a proprietary sensor, two planes of merged dual-energy/ spectra data and detection algorithms that use an ingenious technique to remove background clutter from an object or volume of interest. Combined with the relatively accurate determination of Zeff and density, SENTINEL™ IIa can effectively discriminate metals, explosives, radioactive materials and illegal drugs from common organic and inorganic substances for improved probability of detection and reduced false alarms.
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SENTINEL™ IIa features:
Color- coded identification of organics and metals for trouble-free references
Automatic threat detection that reduces operator error
Zeff and mass density calculations
Function keys for images enhancement
Four levels of access security
Reporting capabilities for easy review
Image archiving for history tracing
Event/ data logging capabilities