Rohde & Schwarz has been chosen to supply the Quick Personnel Security (QPS) scanners to Heathrow Airport, U.K., in a bid to reduce wait times for passengers and enhance security checkpoints.
The R&S QPS201 scanners will be rolled out across the airport, ensuring that all passengers, staff and contractors accessing airside locations are scanned on entry. A full body scan is completed in seconds, and any suspect objects are indicated on an image to preserve passenger privacy.
Heathrow sought a solution that fully addressed current security and throughput requirements but is also being continuously developed and improved to meet future security needs. Rohde & Schwarz has made a commitment to upgrade its scanners with new algorithms after they have entered service.
The R&S QPS201 scanner is designed to increase sensitivity while reducing false alarms and processing time.