Journal of Transportation Security

, Volume 9, Issue 3–4, pp 117–124 | Cite as

Using sensor network for passengers prescreening in air transport

  • Jakub KrausEmail author
  • Tomáš Verner


This paper focuses on the issues of security checks of airline passengers, its differences in EU and USA and the need to better prescreening system. Current requirements to constantly improve aviation security are the pillars for changing and improving the security processes at airports. The theoretical part of the article introduces the reader to the basic terms, current prescreening programs and the principle of the use of sensor networks. The prescreening programs have big differences, which needs to be overcome. The main objective of this paper is to create a modern security sensor network usable at airports in European Union. The proposed sensor network is built and designed from the latest contemporary equipment and technology and two lane screening is proposed for speeding-up the security check process. When the network will be implemented into actual operation, improved process of security checks should be expected. This sensor network is also evaluated from the financial side.


Aviation Prescreening Security checks Sensor network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Air Transport, Faculty of Transportation SciencesCzech Technical UniversityPrague 2Czech Republic

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