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Performance Benchmarking Working Group Meeting

Millimeterwave Sensor Systems for Security Applications

Key Government Participants:

UK Home Office, UK Transportation Security Agency 

US Department of Homeland Defense                  NIST 

France Secretariat General de la Defense Nationale (SGDN) 

TNO Defence, Security and Safety Group



Hilton London Kensington
179-199 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 4UL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7603 3355
Fax: +44 (0)20 7602 9397



September 11, 2007



Organized byInternational Wireless Industry Consortium


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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Rene Douville, Technical Director, IWPC


Workshop Background:


At an IWPC workshop in Dulles, VA in February 2007, which addressed Millimeterwave* Sensor Solutions for Government Security Applications, industry participants made a plea for the establishment of performance guidelines against which different millimeterwave security systems can be evaluated.  Governments typically are not willing or able to publicly declare the exact requirements they will establish for equipment which they expect to procure and they need to encourage the continued updating and improvement of these requirements.


It was therefore proposed that the IWPC foster the establishment of a cooperative exercise to be led by industry leaders in millimeterwave security system supply to develop a document embodying such industry wide benchmarks.


This workshop is a step in the process of moving this forward.


*Millimeterwave in this agenda is to be interpreted from  20 GHz to Terahertz

Workshop Goals:

  • To formulate a plan of action and a process for cooperative development of a common document benchmarking representative performance of millimeterwave security systems. 

  • To establish relative roles of the involved participants and their expected contributions 

  • To establish a framework for possible roles for government organizations

  • To establish how, if necessary, the cost of the management, administration and control of the project, and resultant documentation will be supported.

  • Other working group objectives to be determined at the meeting.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

12:00 PM



1:00 PM

Opening Remarks


1:15 PM

Self Introductions

Each person is asked to introduce him/herself and help us understand what they wish to learn and contribute to this event.

1:40 PM


  • The nature of the issues and the need and importance of having common performance benchmarks for the millimeterwave security sensor equipment industry will be reviewed.    

  • Representative documents for similar requirements will be reviewed




Background and Review of Progress to Date

VP, Business Development

Brijot Imaging Systems


2:10 PM

Threat Scenarios and Expectations



  • Government speakers will review, recap and update government requirements and restrictions which they must adhere to in the establishment of security procedures and systems.  

  • Several representative threat scenarios will be described.

  • Suggestions for representative measurables will be made.

Types of threats:

  • Concealed Weapons Detection

  • Explosives Detection

  • Illegal substances detection

  • Contraband detection

System types to be addressed include:

  • Portal Security Systems

  • Stand-off Detection Systems

Topics to be addressed will include e.g.

  • Operational constraints and expectations

  • Integration and use of sensor information

  • Relative roles and responsibilities of various agencies.




Government Keynote Presenters


Why a Benchmarking Document- 
A Government Perspective

Head of Explosives and Drug Detection

Scientific Development Branch

UK Home Office


Concealed Weapon Detection Systems

Program Manager

Concealed Weapons Division




3:10 PM



3:30 PM


  • Description and review of Draft Benchmark Document and progress to date

  • Discuss "voting" method for document content

  • Discuss role of document vis-a-vis other known standards development activities

  • Review structure of the working group.

  • Confirm plans for mechanisms and ongoing communication (web discussions, conference calls, etc.)

  • Establish relative roles and responsibilities of various participants

  • Discuss roles of various agencies such as ICONAL, NIST, TNO and IWPC.

  • Others



Government Participants

  • UK Home Office

  • UK Transec

  • French SGDN

  • NIST

  • US Department of Homeland Defense

  • Aeroport de Paris

Industry Participants

  • BAE Systems

  • Brijot

  • DefenderTech

  • GE Security

  • L3-SafeView

  • Millivision

  • QinetiQ

  • Smiths Detection

  • ThruVision

5:00 PM


All Participants

5:30 PM



7:00-9:00 PM

Social Reception and Registration for

Millimeterwave Sensors


Transportation Security Applications

At Hotel




Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: August 31, 2007



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus breakfast/lunch plus breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


These costs will be $ 489.00 (USD) per person. (IWPC Members only.)


ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, Mastercard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Hilton London Kensington
179-199 Holland Park Avenue
London W11 4UL, UK
Phone: +44 (0)20 7603 3355
Fax: +44 (0)20 7602 9397


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of £119.00 single, £129.00 double.  If booking rooms on-line send email to [email protected] and quote block code: IWP110907.


Cut-off date for reservations is August 20, 2007.  After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.

In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post workshop, presentations are made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations and panel sessions.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC prepares a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline.


For ALL IWPC members:

All IWPC members are invited to submit a maximum of 4 pages of materials to include in this handout binder. These pages should NOT BE SALES MATERIALS. Rather, we suggest it contain technical information about your technology as it relates to the workshop topics.

For all companies who will be making a presentation at the Workshop:

You are asked to submit an advance copy of your presentation, complete with graphics and illustrations.

These materials will be copied and handed out at the workshop and included in the IWPC Web site.

Please submit these materials either by email, as a Word for Windows file, Power Point files or PDF files.


Please send electronic materials (any size file) to:


sent any size email attachment to: 
[email protected]


or use one of these FREE FTP Sites
IF your email system cannot send large files: 



and email to [email protected]


or by snail mail to:


600 Louis Drive, Suite 104

Warminster, PA 18974    USA


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