Astrotech Corporation’s 1st Detect subsidiary has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct live screening with the TRACER 1000™ explosives and narcotics trace detector at Miami International Airport. The invitation was in response to the TSA Innovation Task Force (ITF) Innovative Demonstrations for Enterprise Advancement Broad Agency Announcement.
The ITF works in partnership with airports, airlines, and industry partners to foster innovation in aviation security. It was created to help find and deploy the very best technology for increasing security and improving the passenger experience. The ITF enables accelerated productization of innovative new technologies by deploying products in real-world environments and allowing for the collection of valuable operational field data and feedback.
“We are excited to be part of TSA’s ITF program that introduces cutting edge technologies to live environments in the United States. This testing will help us further refine our product as we continue through the TSA certification and qualification process,” stated Raj Mellacheruvu, Chief Executive Officer of 1st Detect.