Shoe Scanner trial at London Luton Airport

Mariska Huis

London Luton Airport hosted the Delta R Shoe Scanner, for a trial in the staff security process during the third week of October. The trial was organised as part of the Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) programme that aims to improve aviation security by funding and supporting the development of innovative science and technology. FASS is a joint programme between the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Home Office and we worked with JSaRC who themselves are a team within the Home Office on this trial. Objectives for trialing the Delta R were to assess the potential to improve the efficiency of the airport passenger security process and gather data to prove the technology’s potential.

Shoe Scanner trial at London Luton Airport

Previous Delta R trial

A year ago, the current demo setup of the Delta R Shoe Scanner trialled at a top 5 EU airport. Data was gathered to prove throughput, alarm-rate, reliability and availability ambitions. At the time, the Delta R was positioned at the back of the security checkpoint so that people from multiple lanes would pass the shoe scanner, guaranteeing constant throughput. Throughput numbers averaged at 8 pax/min with peak performances of 13 pax/min. Moreover, this trial presented single digit alarm rate together with >99% reliability and availability.

Trial as primary screening instrument

Based on these findings, the Delta R Shoe Scanner proved to be stable enough to operate in one of the most time sensitive parts of the security process; passenger screening. This area is sensitive in means that invasive screening, long waiting lines greatly influence the passenger’s perception, thus overall experience. The Delta R being non-invasive in nature (no passenger interaction) along with great throughput numbers, reliability and availability enabled deployment as primary screening instrument.

 

Positioned behind a Walk Through Metal Detector, the Delta R was able to capture data of all staff passing the process, proving once again the walkthrough capability of the instrument. Since the Delta R is a standoff system that operates without any operator or passenger interaction, it was possible to deploy the equipment as measure ‘on-top-off’ the processes in place.

 

Currently an external party is reviewing the trial outcome. Naturally speaking, Stage Gate 11 is grateful for the rewarding cooperation with London Luton Airport and the stakeholders within the FASS programme, DfT and JSaRC in organising the trial.

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Mariska Huis

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