Vehicle-screening portal introduced to detect hidden explosives and contraband in cars

BILLERICA, Mass., 15 March 2016. American Science and Engineering Inc. in Billerica, Mass., is introducing the CarView portal advanced high-throughput scanning system to detect hidden threats in cars and small vehicles.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

BILLERICA, Mass., 15 March 2016. American Science and Engineering Inc. in Billerica, Mass., is introducing the CarView portal advanced high-throughput scanning system to detect hidden explosives and other threats in a vehicle-screening portal.

The relocatable system is for securing special events and parking garages, as well as high-threat facilities, government buildings, and vital checkpoints.

The CarView system simultaneously produces two images of the top-down view of the vehicle: a high-quality, dual-energy transmission image that highlights metallic threats, and a photo-like Z Backscatter image that highlights organic threats and contraband. The CarView system also uses Wave Shifting Fibers (WSF) detector technology for dual-energy, material discrimination capabilities.

The CarView system provides multi-technology inspection while maintaining the flow of commerce and operations at high traffic and vital locations.

The CarView system combines dual-energy transmission and Z Backscatter technology for threat detection. Dual-energy transmission technology provides enhanced detection of metallic threats such as weapons, guns, artillery shells, and car bombs.

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Z Backscatter complements this by providing a photo-like image of scanned objects, assisting operators in the identification of anomalies such as explosives, drugs, currency, alcohol, cigarettes, and other organic threats and contraband.

The CarView portal offers high-throughput screening for as many as 400 passenger vehicles per hour and can image vehicles moving as fast as 13 miles per hour. The relocatable CarView system meets the physical requirements of standard tollbooth lanes, and adheres to international and U.S. standards for radiation protection.

For more information contact American Science and Engineering online at http://as-e.com.

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