Rohde & Schwarz gets TSA certification for its mmWave security scanner

November 20, 2017 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Rohde & Schwarz has announced today that its QPS200 millimeter wave technology has achieved TSA Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) detection certification – meeting stringent aviation security detection requirements.

The QPS200 security scanner uses safe millimeter wave radio frequency technology to screen passengers automatically for concealed threats while protecting passengers' privacy.

The QPS200 is the first Rohde & Schwarz AIT system to achieve TSA detection certification and has achieved certification by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and is in use at airports across Europe. The millimeter wave technology is based on the company's many years of expertise in developing globally leading test and measurement equipment. The QPS system requires only a few milliseconds to scan passengers, which can speed checkpoint-screening operations and increase through-put.

Privacy is protected by the use of a generic outline of a person to indicate to operators the location of an alarm. Scanning is easy as individuals simply stand in front of the technology with their arms held slightly away from the body and the system automatically detects potentially dangerous objects on the body. The QPS200 millimeter wave technology is safe and produces no more transmit power than a mobile phone.  

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