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|Title: ||Designing out terrorism: human factors issues in airport baggage inspection|
|Authors: ||Gale, Alastair G.|
Wooding, David S.
|Issue Date: ||2005|
|Publisher: ||© Shaker|
|Citation: ||GALE, A.G., PURDY, K. and WOODING, D. 2005. Designing out terrorism: human factors issues in airport baggage inspection. IN: Human Factors Design, Safety, and Management. Maastricht: Shaker|
|Abstract: ||All air passenger baggage is screened at airports by means of 2-D X-ray imaging which results in
a computer display of each luggage item that is then visually searched by an operator (screener)
for the presence of potential threat items (e.g. knifes, guns, improvised explosive devices [IED]).
Despite improvements in screener training and available technology (e.g. image enhancement
functions, threat image projection, 3-D X-ray imaging) the performance of screeners is variable which leads to the potential for terrorist threat to aircraft and passengers. A new training scheme to improve performance in baggage screening is under development (EPAULETS: Enhanced Perceptual Anti-terrorism Universal Luggage Examination Training System) and some of the initial human factors issues that underlie variable screener performance are considered.|
|Description: ||This is a book chapter by Gale, Purdy and Wooding in Applied Vision Research Centre, ESRI.|
|Appears in Collections:||Book Chapters (Computer Science)|
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