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Title: Designing out terrorism: human factors issues in airport baggage inspection
Authors: Gale, Alastair G.
Purdy, Kevin
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.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2245
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