Side by side comparison of MMW & Backscatter machines

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Sunny Goth, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    I saw this on ProPublica today.

    The article has good graphics of the machines so that people who are unfamiliar with them will know which is which. There is also a grid showing how it works, what the screeners see, etc.

    Scanning the Scanners: A Side-by-Side Comparison
  2. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    It's pretty comprehensive and could be helpful to educate the public. But it's not accurate to say that Australia is using the MMW scanners; there were trials of 2 - 3 weeks duration at the international terminals of two airports, and vague promises by the gov't to use them in the future (possibly only for int'l). (Similarly, I believe that Italy had a short trial but AFAIK, is not using scanners now.)
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  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yeah, Italy scuppered them. Said they were worthless.
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