STP1127

    Designing Modern Walk-Through Metal Detectors

    Published: Jan 1992


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    Abstract

    Metor walk-through metal detectors, produced by Outokumpu Electronics, have been on the market since the security application first started more than 20 years ago. But because of increased terrorist activity, rapid handgun development, and increased electromagnetic “pollution,” the performance requirements of metal detectors today are much more complex than 20 years ago, requiring solutions that are extremely research intensive.

    Keywords:

    security screening, metal detectors, product development, terrorism


    Author Information:

    Jarvi, A
    Research physicist, manager of security products group, director of security products group, and electronic design engineer, Outokumpu Electronics, Langhorne, PA

    Leinonen, E
    Research physicist, manager of security products group, director of security products group, and electronic design engineer, Outokumpu Electronics, Langhorne, PA

    Thompson, M
    Research physicist, manager of security products group, director of security products group, and electronic design engineer, Outokumpu Electronics, Langhorne, PA

    Valkonen, K
    Research physicist, manager of security products group, director of security products group, and electronic design engineer, Outokumpu Electronics, Langhorne, PA


    Paper ID: STP15320S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F12.40

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15320S


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