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** NEW ** - IWPC Tutorial


Security Detection Techniques and Requirements

A Guide for the Millimeter Wave Community



Tim Sheldon

UK Home Office, Program Manager for Explosives and Weapons Detection (retired)



April 15, 2008

Tropicana Casino & Resort

Brighton and The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401



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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC
Dr. Jonathan Wells, Technical Director, IWPC



Workshop Overview:

This tutorial will cover:  requirements, threats, competitor and complementary technologies in perimeter and area detection and explosives weapons and drugs detection, different types of users and their needs, systems integration & data fusion.  

The presentation will be illustrated with case studies and with time for discussion.


12:00 PM


At Hotel

1:00 PM

Introduction and Opening Remarks


1:10 PM


  • Introduction

  • Threats

    • Terrorism and criminal activities.

    • Explosives and bombs, weapons, modes of attack & vectors.

    • The difference between terrorism and bombing.

    • Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.

    • Smuggling.

  • Targets and their protection

    • Infrastructure.

    • Civil aviation, ground and maritime transportation.

    • Prisons.

    • Physical protection, detection and response.

  • Users and their priorities

    • Development of requirements.

    • Operational requirements to technical requirements.

    • Evaluation and performance metrics.

    • Detection v false alarms.

2:00 PM

perimeter Security and intrusion detection

  • Perimeters & physical security

  • Weakest link problem

  • Performance metrics

  • Detection systems

    • Vibration, RF techniques, microwave beams, optical systems, CCTV & Video Analytics.

  • Open area protection

  • Radar

    Case Study - Whitemoor prison escape


2:45 PM

Networking break


3:15 PM

explosives and weapons detection

  • Types of search

    • Checkpoint, NCPB (non-cooperative people and bags), vehicle check point, building and area search.

    • Offensive and Defensive Search.

    • Technologies:  vapour and trace detection, dogs, baggage X-ray, HBS/EDS, metal detection, backscatter X-ray, millimetre wave imaging.

    • Applicability of technologies to search scenarios.

    • Detection, anomaly detection.

    • Evaluation and performance metrics.                 

  • Where does millimetre wave fit into all this?

    • NCPB v Checkpoint.

    • Threats and scenarios.

    • Privacy issues and their mitigation.

    • Competitor techniques.

  • Systems integration
    • Typical arrangements, data fusion.
    • High throughput screening.

    Case Study - TBD


4:15 PM

Who's who in security detection

  • Customers, users and regulators


4:30 PM

questions and answers

  • An opportunity for the audience to question the speaker on topics relevant to the tutorial


5:00 PM

Adjourn for Day


7:00 PM onwards

IWPC Workshop


MM-Wave Sensors For Layered Security
Of Critical Infrastructure

Using Emerging MM-Wave Screening Solutions To Protect Airports, Transportation and Other Critical Assets


With Keynote Presentation By:
Science and Technology Directorate,

US Department of Homeland Security


And Tour Of:
Transportation Security Laboratory


Separate registration required.  Click HERE for more details


At Hotel




ALL Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus break, booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be $ 596.00 (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL 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.



Tropicana Casino & Resort

Brighton and The Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $79. USD for the Standard Towers and $129. for the Havana Towers.


Cut-off date for reservations is date April 2,  2007. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate. 


Transportation Options:




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.


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