Navigation Links
Eureka! Air cargo scanning wins top prize
Date:8/19/2009

CSIRO's air cargo scanning technology team has been awarded the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Support of Defence or National Security.

The award recognises outstanding science and/or technology with the potential to develop innovative solutions for Australia's defence and/or national security.

Security and border protection are key priorities for many countries throughout the world.

Although passenger screening is universal and effective, efficient examination of air cargo at the thousands of airports around the world has been more difficult to implement.

Dr Nick Cutmore, who leads the air cargo scanning technology team, said most air cargo is screened using conventional x-ray scanners.

"X-ray scanners are good at detecting objects based on their density and shape," Dr Cutmore said.

"Our world-first technology combines neutrons and x-rays to detect and predict the composition as well as the shape and density of an object."

Combining x-ray and neutron beams generates a composite image of material inside the cargo container, which helps operators more readily identify suspicious materials, such as explosives, drugs and other contraband.

"We've drawn on more than three decades of expertise in on-line analysis of minerals and applied this knowledge to develop an analysis technology for security applications," he said.

CSIRO's air cargo scanning technology was trialled successfully at Brisbane airport and is now being commercialised in conjunction with Chinese security inspection specialist Nuctech Company Ltd.


'/>"/>

Contact: Marina Johnson
Marina.Johnson@csiro.au
61-042-239-3486
CSIRO Australia
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Researchers develop nano-sized cargo ships to target and destroy tumors
2. Study on keeping nuclear bombs from US ports shows misplaced fear over cargo scanning cost
3. UCLA researchers develop new PET scanning probe that will allowing monitoring of the immune system
4. Chips are down as Manchester makes protein scanning breakthrough
5. identiMetrics & BIO-key(R) Provide Biometric Finger Scanning for School Food Service Nationwide
6. Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract
7. Federal Bureau of Investigation Awards Lockheed Martin Biometric Card Scanning Service Contract
8. ETH Zurich professor Ari Helenius awarded Benoist Prize
9. Columbia to award 2007 Horwitz Prize to three generations of teacher-student scientists
10. Gene-targeting pioneer Mario Capecchi shares 2007 Nobel Prize in Medicine
11. Professor Sir Martin Evans wins Nobel Prize for Medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Eureka! Air cargo scanning wins top prize
(Date:5/16/2016)...   EyeLock LLC , a market leader of ... an IoT Center of Excellence in Austin, ... of embedded iris biometric applications. EyeLock,s iris ... security with unmatched biometric accuracy, making it the most ... EyeLock,s platform uses video technology to deliver a fast ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016 First quarter 2016:   ... compared with the first quarter of 2015 The gross ... M (loss: 18.8) and the operating margin was 40% (-13) ... Cash flow from operations was SEK 249.9 M (21.2) , ... is unchanged, SEK 7,000-8,500 M. The operating margin for ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Research and ... Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their offering.  , ... , ,The global gait biometrics market is expected ... the period 2016-2020. Gait analysis generates ... be used to compute factors that are not ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Researchers at the Universita Politecnica delle Marche in ... peritoneal or pleural mesothelioma. Their findings are the subject of a new article on ... biomarkers are signposts in the blood, lung fluid or tissue of mesothelioma patients that ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... A person commits a crime, and the detective ... the criminal down. An outbreak of foodborne illness ... (FDA) uses DNA evidence to track down the bacteria that ... It,s not. The FDA has increasingly used a complex, cutting-edge ... illnesses. Put as simply as possible, whole genome sequencing is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016   EpiBiome , a precision microbiome engineering ... debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The financing ... advance its drug development efforts, as well as purchase ... "SVB has been an incredible strategic partner to us ... bank would provide," said Dr. Aeron Tynes Hammack ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  Blueprint Bio, a company dedicated to identifying, protecting ... has closed its Series A funding round, according to ... "We have received a commitment from Forentis Fund that ... meet our current goals," stated Matthew Nunez . ... complete validation on the current projects in our pipeline, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: