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TSA Approves Higher Speed Throughput Settings For Explosive Detection System

Morpho Detection : 18 February, 2011  (New Product)
Checked baggage can now reach the aircraft faster at US airports equipped with the CTX 9800 DSi screening system for the detection of explosives as the US Transportation Security Administration approves the use of the equipment for higher throughput rates
TSA Approves Higher Speed Throughput Settings For Explosive Detection System

Morpho Detection's CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in a high-speed configuration that processes in excess of 40 percent more bags than its fastest previously-certified system while continuing to provide high-resolution 3D imaging with the innovative data acquisition system, Clarity.


The new high speed CTX 9800 offers operators the possibility of reduced operational costs through simplification of baggage handling infrastructure, reduced maintenance requirements and fewer manual alarm resolutions, while speeding more cleared bags to aircraft faster.


The CTX 9800 DSi is certified at a belt speed of 0.3 meters per second – fast enough to screen more than 1,000 bags per hour, depending on bag size, spacing and overall capacity of the airport baggage handling system. This throughput gives airports and security providers flexibility in meeting increasingly strict screening requirements while accommodating space and budget restrictions and better satisfying airline and passenger needs.


“Morpho Detection is pleased to offer a second TSA-certified configuration of the CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection system capable of effectively screening checked luggage at the 1,000 bag-per-hour rate,” said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “Approval of this new, faster CTX 9800 offers airports the flexibility to meet competing demands of customer requirements, space and budget while controlling operational costs.”


Morpho Detection’s CTX 9800 DSi uses computed tomography (CT) imaging technology to create a three-dimensional image of each bag. The system then automatically compares the contents of the bag with the properties of known threat explosives using a series of algorithms.


The increased belt speed of the scanner’s high-speed configuration increases the rate at which images are created and the throughput airports demand. New algorithms provide TSA-certified detection at speeds in excess of a thousand bags per hour. The CTX 9800 DSi initially achieved TSA certification at a conveyer belt speed of 0.2 meters per second.

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