Airports Are Becoming More Technologically Savvy
Your experience at the airport could become a lot more enjoyable
Introduction to 3D laser scanners
3D laser scanners have engulfed the technology field and have created tidal waves in the public safety department. This latest technology has advanced so much since the 1960’s it’s no wonder that this market will rise to be worth a few billion dollars by the year 2025.
This technology is not only for up and coming artists but has now reach unlimited potential in various jobs, creating a competitive market for 3D laser scanners and printers. It is now used for mass production in large companies, as well as full-body scans in doctors’ offices. 3D laser scanners can be used as a study aid for researchers, or to help rebuild homes in third world countries.
Companies are now hiring the brightest minds to update 3D laser scanners. Because of this, they are always finding ways to advance this technology to the next level. Each achievement means that consumers are living better than ever before.
3D laser scanners are now being introduced into airports
The latest tidal wave in 3D laser scanning involved implementing this technology throughout airports, using the scanners to check through passenger’s baggage faster. This would not only speed up the time someone gets to leave the airport, but it could also enhance the quality of the airport itself.
This multi-million-dollar upgrade has been added to Philadelphia’s international airport and is currently being tested. The Philadelphia international airport has input 28 systems throughout various terminals, hoping to improve security and the time it takes an international passenger to get through the airport.
There are still many ways a bag can get flagged. Right now, large amounts of liquids or electronics will get flagged because those are some of the main ways to hide bombs and other illegal objects. As the screeners develop algorithms to set apart safe vs. nonsafe items, fewer bags will be detained. The conveyer belt will separate the things deemed ‘okay’ from the ones that have been flagged for screening.
The EDS or explosive detection system works to expose things that threatening objects. It works like a CT machine would. Lisa Farbstein, who is a TSA spokesperson, states, “things that might trigger an alarm would be very large liquids. We want to make sure something like that, or something that’s organic, is not harmful.”
Not all items will flag the system or be suspicious. Still, right now the system is so new, everyone wants to make sure the airport is safe and secure for as many passengers as possible. Your bags get on and off the plane before you do, they take a trip before you even get screened. This is the first step to creating a safer and more reliable trip.
Philadelphia’s international airport processes 15,000 bags a day and over five million in a year. They must develop ways to get people in and out safely. They can do this by adopting 3D scanners to update the way passengers get screened.
3D laser scanners have once again upgraded the way we gather information to provide the best public safety outcomes. It will continue to evolve and advance, creating efficient ways for consumers to live.