The Department of Homeland Security and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency want improved airport body scanners that can process images quicker and more precisely with “reduced probability of false alarm,” Wired reports.
According to solicitation documents, the body scanners should be capable of real-time utilization of measurement techniques for faster acquisitions and enhanced signature resolution.
It also specified that the body scanner should include hack-proof, low cost and reliable memory chips for risk-based screening.
The product of the DARPA project would replace the current 700 units of “naked body scanners” that are deployed in 180 airports around the country.
A meeting will be held in Arlington, Va. on Sept. 18 between researchers, DARPA and DHS to focus on those next generation scanners.