Airside Access control

Airside Access Control

Explosives Threat Detection

It is generally agreed that one of the most obvious methods of taking an illicit explosive device onto a passenger aircraft is via hand baggage, articles of clothing and in some extreme cases by virtue of “body bombs”.

The Bruker Solution

However, for maximum security, the detection processes applied to passengers should be applied equally to the ground staff, ground crew and other maintenance operators who enter the airport via the various airside access points. As with passengers, these personnel should be tested regularly for the presence of trace explosives on the property clothing which accompanies them. As with passengers, people can be chosen at random or may be chosen based on both gathered intelligence, which can be based on behaviour monitoring techniques, and/or the discovery of the presence of suspicious materials in articles they are taking on site.

The Bruker DE-tector

The Bruker DE-tector is a fast trace explosives detector, which is simple to use. Samples are taken from suspect’s personal property by means of a reusable polymer-based glass-fibre reinforced swab, and the swab simply inserted into the detection instrument. The measurement is made and the operator advised of the findings by means of “traffic light” symbols. Green means clear, and red indicates a positive detection.

The Bruker RoadRunner

The Bruker RoadRunner is a lightweight portable trace explosives detector, which is quick and simple to use. Samples are either taken from a package by allowing the instrument to draw the vapour in that package into its measurement system. Samples can also be taken by the standard swab technique, and the swab inserted into the instrument. As with DE-tector, Roadrunner also uses traffic light symbols to inform the operator of the measurement status.