Transportation Security Administration (TSA) awards concept of operations development contract to Thruvision

Stand-off people-screening technology has potential to improve passenger throughput at U.S. airports. Thruvision, the provider of next-generation people-screening solutions, announced that it has been awarded a Concept of Operations Development Contract by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Under the contract, Thruvision will provide its passive terahertz people-screening technology to TSA.

TSA is tasked with developing innovative new solutions to improve aviation security effectiveness and stay ahead of emerging threats. With the International Air Transport Association forecasting global air passenger volumes to grow annually at nearly 4% per year*, Thruvision will work with TSA to develop a range of new concepts to improve passenger throughput at airport security checkpoints using Thruvision’s unique stand-off screening technology.

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Thruvision has worked extensively with TSA already to successfully test and vet our technology for use in surface transportation security environments,” commented Kevin Gramer, Vice President of Thruvision Americas. Mr. Gramer continued, “It is a logical transition for us to now work with TSA to support its aviation security mission and expedite screening of passengers at aviation checkpoints.”

The Thruvision stand-off people-screening solution uses a proprietary version of passive terahertz imaging technology to address the growing need for safe, fast and effective detection of threats and prohibited items concealed on a person. Unlike metal detectors, which cannot detect non-metallic threats, the Thruvision solution can detect any concealed objects at distances up to 25 feet. Also, it does not reveal anatomical details or emit energy or radiation. Thruvision’s technology was recently deployed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority after it was extensively tested and vetted by TSA.

We believe Thruvision’s technology has the potential to complement existing TSA aviation checkpoint screening processes through high throughput screening of travelers,” said Gramer. “Our goal is to help TSA increase security and the passenger experience.”