The Aim

The current methods to detect people transporting harmful and hazardous materials inside the terminal are expensive and time-consuming and generate indirect costs on the community that are invisible to the security manager but create frustration to passengers and additional burden on the general economy.

EU indications are in fact to reduce as low as possible, compatibly with the necessary degree of security, the number of body analyses. Besides these inspection systems must all deal with the passengers throughput constrain that needs to be satisfied by the terminal infrastructure.
This problem is addressed by the Consortium through the involvement of partners from Italy, Portugal and Poland, with great expertise dealing with security related issues from a technological perspective. Project dissemination activities on and workshops will divulgate the project results and recommendations to analyse and achieve an adequate level of security in airports.
The project results will complement other present and future activities:

  • Providing effective methodologies for airport security engineering activities.
  • Promoting new investigation activities taking these developments as the basis.
  • Prevention and mitigation and training operations in such a way that evaluation of risk scenarios is possible.

The CIPS support is of great importance for encouraging investments in the field of risk assessment and security cost evaluation, reducing the high technological and innovative risk of the established objectives.