The Transportation Security Administration requested a study by the National Research Council (NRC) to establish the Committee on Airport Passenger Screening: Millimeter Wave Machines to evaluate two models of active millimeter wave scanners: the L3 ProVision 1 and L3 ProVision 2.
Airport Passenger Screening Using Millimeter Wave Machines provides findings and recommendations on compliance with applicable health and safety guidelines and appropriateness of system design and procedures for preventing over exposure. This study addresses the issue of whether millimeter wave machines used at airports comply with existing guidelines and whether it would be possible for anything to go wrong with the machines so that, by mistake, it exposes a person to more than 10 W/m2.
Table of Contents
|2 Millimeter Wave Advanced Imaging Technology||16-22|
|3 Radiation Protection Standards||23-38|
|4 Review of Previous Studies of Millimeter Wave AIT||39-55|
|5 Personal Implants and Medical Devices||56-66|
|6 Committee-Led Measurements of Advanced Imaging Technology Millimeter Wave Scanners at U.S. Airports||67-107|
|7 ProVision System Design and Exposure Risk||108-132|
|8 All Conclusions and Recommendations||133-136|
|Appendix A: Statement of Task||139-139|
|Appendix B: Glossary, Acronyms, and Abbreviations||140-143|
|Appendix C: Radiation Physics Relevant to Advanced Imaging Technology||144-157|
|Appendix D: Millimeter Wave Advanced Imaging Technology: Passive Systems||158-161|
|Appendix E: L-3 Failure Modes and Effects Analysis Document||162-165|
|Appendix F: Additional Airport Data||166-173|
|Appendix G: Uncertainty Analysis||174-176|
|Appendix H: Biographies of Committee Members and Contractors||177-186|
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