Initiative for Explosives Detection
Enhanced Trace Detection
Trace detection is a proven method for detecting explosives and is widely used as an explosives detection solution—such as in aviation security systems in most airports. Among the significant challenges to trace detection are selectivity, sensitivity and low vapor pressures associated with some explosives, as well as the need to adapt technologies to detect emerging explosive threats. The large installed base of trace detection systems provides strong incentives to find improvements that can be implemented on these existing systems rather than requiring much larger investments in replacement systems.