Periodic Reporting for period 1 - XSPERINSE (X-ray SPEctral detectors for Reliable, Intelligent and INnovative SEcurity)
Reporting period: 2019-06-01 to 2020-08-31
Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 “Fast Track to Innovation” program, XSPERINSE was brought to life to increase aviation security and improve the passengers travelling experience through reducing waiting time and frustration in the airport checkpoints.
The project aims for designing an improved Exruptive cabin baggage scanner through creation of a next generation multispectral X-ray detector that represents a key component in the scanner core. To ensure optimized detection/scanner performance through improving the analysis algorithm to fit the performance of the upgraded detector. And finally, to ensure that the design and layout of the entire checkpoint is compliant with optimizing passenger flow and passenger experience while also increasing the aviation security through application of the improved scanner technology.
The work performed during the first half of the project falls in two parts, a technical part and an administrative part. Deliverables in the latter part includes risk log (D1.1) ethical requirements (D7.1-7.3) web page (D2.1) data managment plan and similar for ORDP (D1.2 and D1.3) and a survey of regulatory and legislation requirements for the scanner (D3.1). On the technical side, specification and architecture for the revised DTX energy dispersive X-ray detector and specification of a revised Exruptive Scanner was produced. Design specs and blueprints were delivered by the end of the first project period. In preparation for testing the revised detector, a test-setup was produced resulting in ca 31 TB of data for analysis on improved detection algorithms. Finally meeting and market research activities has produced insight into adaptions to new detection requirements, and thoughts on adaptions of the Exruptive Scanner Concept to the conditions imposed by the current COVID19 situation. Several checkpoint layouts and different operational concepts (CONOPS) for different security and safety situations has been produced.