TRAINER FOR HANDBAGGAGE X-RAY INSPECTION OPERATORS TO IMPROVE CHECKPOINT EFFICIENCY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,930.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
11018
Agency Tracking Number:
11018
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
485 Alberto Way, Bldg D, Los Gatos, CA, 95032
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
TAU CORPORATION PROPOSES A NEW, NOVEL TECHNIQUE AND ITS ASSOCIATED INSTRUMENTATION FOR TRAINING OPERATORS OF AIRPORTX-RAY SECURITY SYSTEMS. THE TRAINING PROVIDED BY THIS NEW SYSTEM WILL GREATLY IMPROVE SECURITY CHECKPOINT EFFICIENCY. THE INSTRUMENTATION PROPOSED FOR THE TRAINER SYSTEM USES COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE, LOW COST PERSONAL COMPUTERS, ATTACHED BOARD-LEVEL IMAGE PROCESSORS, AND STANDARD VIDEO MONITORS. THE TRAINING PROCESS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN SOFTWARE AND USE EXPERT SYSTEMS TECHNIQUES BASED ON FIELD PROVEN PERSONNEL TRAINING PROTOCOLS. THE TRAINING PROTOCOL WILL BE ADAPTIVE TO PROVIDE A MEANS FOR THE SYSTEM TO ALTER THE PRESENTATION OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL SEQUENCE BASED ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE STUDENT. IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE REQUIRED IMAGE STORAGE REQUIREMENTS OF THE TRAINING SYSTEM, X-RAY IMAGES OF HAND BAGGAGE AND OF THE OBJECTS TO BE IDENTIFIED BY THE TRAINEE (E.G., THREAT WEAPONS, TYPICAL TOILET ITEMS, ETC) WILL BE STORED SEPARATELY. THE IMAGES OF THE OBJECT TO BE IDENTIFIED AND THE PIECES OF HAND BAGGAGE WILL BE MERGED IN AN ARTIFACT FREE MANNER USING TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED BY TAU CORPORATION IN ITS SBIR PHASE I PROJECT, CONTRACT DTRS-57-87-C-00102. THIS TECHNIQUE ALSO PROVIDES THE SYSTEM WITH A CONTROLLED AND SELECTABLE SET OF IMAGE PARAMETERS THAT WILL BE USED IN COMPOSING THE PRESENTED IMAGE.

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