Accession Number : AD1016982

Title :   Survey of Technologies for the Airport Border of the Future

Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Personal Author(s) : Culhane,Mike

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Report Date : 01 Apr 2014

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : Defence Research and Development Canada's Centre for Security Science (DRDC-CSS) commissioned a literature and patents review by the National Research Councils Knowledge Management section (NRCKM) to investigate emerging technologies to support the airport border of the future. The focus of the review is on technologies that enhance and improve the traveler authentication process as well as the screening of passengers and their luggage at the point of entry. The project was divided into three phases according to the three key questions. Phases I and II consisted of a review and summary of the available literature. Phase III involved a survey of technologies currently deployed in airports and those that may emerge in the next 5-10 years, and was divided into two main areas: identity verification (i.e. biometrics) and baggage/passenger screening. Literature and patent databases were searched for each question, and bibliographic records imported to text mining software for analysis.

Descriptors :   AIRPORT SECURITY , BORDER SECURITY , information exchange , databases , biometrics , identification systems , spectroscopy , tomography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE