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MMwave/THz Security Systems
for Government and Commercial Applications


And Tour of NIST 

(National Institute of Science and Technology)


April 19-22, 2009


Herndon, Virginia  USA 
(Washington, DC area)


Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171
Tel: 1-703-478-2900




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Moderated by:
Don Brown, Director, IWPC

Tim Sheldon, IWPC


Workshop Background:

For the last several years, the IWPC has developed a very active international security sensor program engaging Government Agencies, Global Equipment Manufacturers and the entire technology supply chain. These activities have been designed to explore and interactively understand the security sensor needs of these Government Agencies and understand the capabilities of advanced Mmwave and THz systems and supporting technologies.


To date, we have explored requirements and technologies for aviation and surface transport security and Critical Infrastructure protection.


This time, we will review the evaluation and implementation of MMwave/THz technologies in aviation security, look at how Mmwave technologies can be part of an integrated security system and hear about the potential roles of Mmwave/THz in commercial security and military applications.

Workshop Goals:

The Goals of this Workshop are to continue to explore Government Agency and commercial security sensor requirements in aviation security, commercial loss prevention and other “stand-off” applications.

  • What are the Government Agency and commercial requirements?

  • What sensor technologies are currently available to meet these requirements?

  • What technologies need to be developed to meet these requirements?

  • Where do non-cooperating applications and standoff technologies fit into the picture?

  • What is needed in the future to develop layered security systems using multiple layers of integrated and disparate sensor technologies?





Sunday, April 19, 2009


7:00 PM

Social and Networking
Reception & Registration

At Hotel - Potomac III


Monday, April 20, 2009


7:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:00 AM

Opening Remarks


8:15 AM

Self Introductions

Each person will be asked to introduce him/herself and share how they can contribute to this process

9:00 AM

MMwave/THz Security Sensor Requirements
from Government and Commercial Applications

  • Portal Applications

    • Aviation Security

      • TSA Update

      • EU Task Force Briefing

    • Prison Security

  • Standoff Detection Applications

    • Commercial

      • Warehouses – theft detection

      • Commercial building security

    • Government and Law Enforcement

      • Miltary

      • Police

      • Customs & Border Patrol

      • NIST/OLES Update

      • DHS Technology Roadmap Update

      • DHS Standoff Project Update

  • Others . . .


Informed Risk-Based Screening for Mass Transit

Manager of Intermodal and

      Air Cargo Branch

Dept of Homeland Security,

US Transportation Security

      Administration (TSA)


Millimeter Wave and Terahertz Security Research at NIST

Program Manager — Detection, Inspection, and Enforcement Technologies

US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)



10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:40 AM

MMwave/THz Security Sensor Requirements
from Government and Commercial Applications



TSA Procurement Process for Whole Body Imager

Contracting Officer's Technical Representative for the TSA Whole Body Imager contracts

Dept of Homeland Security,

US Transportation Security Administration


Detection of Weapons in Non-Checkpoint Scenarios

Chief Engineer,

Operational Technology

Metropolitan Police Service

(Scotland Yard)

London, UK



11:40 AM

Networking Lunch


12:40 PM

MMwave/THz Security Sensor Requirements
from Government and Commercial Applications




European Aviation Security Update

Science & Technology Adviser

Transec - UK Dept for Transport


Program Review - Automatic Target Recognition for Whole Body Imaging

Principal Member of the Technical Staff

Sandia National Laboratories


1:40 PM

Commercial Security Requirements

(Critical Infrastructure, Mass Transport, Customs)


  • Theft Detection

  • Concealed Weapons Detection

  • Loss Prevention



Evidence-based Asset Protection


Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC)



2:40 PM

Global Security System Integrators Requirements


Checkpoint Integration

Product Manager, mm-Wave Imagers

Smiths Detection


Sensor System Integration


Qylur Security Systems Inc


3:40 PM

Networking Break


4:20 PM

IWPC Test Protocol Experience


Contributions by:

  • Brijot Imaging

  • NIST

  • Sandia National Labs

  • Smiths Detection


Followed by Open Discussion


5:00 PM

Panel Session

Government, Commercial
and Systems Requirements




  • Embassy of Australia

  • New Zealand Customs Service

  • UK London MPS

  • US Loss Prevention Research Council


  • US TSA

  • US TSL

  • UK Department for Transport


6:00 PM

Adjourn for Day


6:45 PM

Bus leaves for:


Dinner, VA Style

Bus Transportation provided to and from hotel.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


7:00 AM



8:00 AM

MMwave/THz Security Sensor Equipment Makers


eqo - Millimetre-wave People Screening

Product Manager, mm-Wave Imagers

Smiths Detection


Fully Portable Screening Solution to Revolutionize Security Checkpoints-Brijot's MobileScan



Review and Update

President and CEO



Terahertz Imaging at CSIRO

Project Leader



10:00 AM

Networking Break


10:30 AM

Enabling Technologies


  • NIST R&D

  • Semiconductors

  • Materials & Packaging

  • Testing


A Passive Terahertz Camera Using a Superconducting Bolometer Array

Program Manager — Detection, Inspection, and Enforcement Technologies

US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


TeraMos - SOI CMOS MEMS Focal Plane Matrix Chip for Passive Terahertz Imaging System

(0.6-1.5 THz)

Technology Leader



Receivers for 94 GHz Imaging

Director, Business Development

MMIC Solutions


Title TBA

Mgr., Sensor Systems


Cobham Technical Services


12:30 PM



1:30 PM



Government Agencies and
MMwave/THz Security Sensor Equipment Makers

  • Has the workshop met your expectations?

  • If yes, how – if not, then what questions still need to be addressed?

  • What are the next steps to move this industry forward?

  • Embassy of Australia

  • New Zealand Customs Service

  • UK Department for Transport

  • UK London MPS


  • US TSA

  • US TSL

  • Brijot


  • Millivision

  • Smiths Detection


2:30 PM

TakeAways & Closing Remarks


3:15 PM



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7:00 PM



7:30 PM

Dinner (Dutch*)


* = in this context, Dutch is a term which means that each person will be responsible for their own dinner costs.

For those who desire to join us, we get together to enjoy good friends, good food, good wine and [really] bad jokes


Wednesday, April 22, 2009


8:00 AM


Tour of NIST Laboratories

(National Institute of Science and Technology)


Note:  Restrictions may apply --

tour attendance subject to NIST approval.


Maximum tour attendance - 24 persons.


Tour Registration Deadline April 8, 2009.


ALL Non-US Citizens, please request personal information form
by clicking HERE.


ALL persons attending the Tour will need a photo ID.


Bus Transportation provided from and to hotel. 




Deadline for electronic version of handout materials: 

Friday, April 10, 2009



ALL Hosts, Speakers, Panel Members and Attendees will be asked to cover out of pocket workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (Social Reception plus First Day breakfast/lunch/dinner plus Second Day breakfast/lunch plus 4 Breaks), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


We estimate that these costs will be $796.00 (USD) per person. (For 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 Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia 20171
Tel: 1-703-478-2900



Please contact the hotel directly for reservations - GROUP Code IWP.  Mention the IWPC room block rate of $145.00 USD single occupancy.


Cut-off date for reservations is April 3, 2009. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.


TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL:  The hotel is only 3 miles from Dulles International Airport and the hotel has Complimentary Scheduled Airport Shuttle.



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 invited 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 (up to 5 MB) to:

[email protected]


or use one of these FREE FTP Sites for files greater than 5 MB



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