Walk-through metal detector assessment as a part of airport security management
- Jacek Skorupski,
- Piotr Uchroński
Every passenger who makes an air journey is first subjected to security screening. As part of this procedure, passengers must be screened by a Walk-Through Metal Detector (WTMD). The aim of this paper was to develop a quantitative method for evaluating the effectiveness of a WTMD. Since this evaluation is subjective and, at the same time, there is no complete, precise input information, a fuzzy inference method was used; input values are expressed as linguistic variables. The model for evaluating a WTMD that has been developed, together with the computer tool FUGAS (FUzzy Gate Assessment System) that has been created, make it possible to evaluate the effectiveness of the existing types of WTMDs. This paper presents such an evaluation for the Katowice International Airport. Also, a universal walk-through metal detector sensitivity scale was developed, and the relationship between a WTMD’s effectiveness and the sensitivity it had been set at was analyzed. The experiments show that fuzzy inference systems can be effectively used to assist an airport manager in selecting the equipment and its parameters for a security screening checkpoint.
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- Cepin Marko, Marko Cepin Radim Briš Briš Radim (eds.): Safety and Reliability - Theory and Applications, 2017, Leiden, The Netherlands, CRC Press / Balkema, 3627 p., ISBN 9781351809733
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- = 20.0, 18-07-2021, ChapterFromConference
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