Telematic Support of Baggage Security Control at the Airport

  • Jacek Skorupski
  • Piotr Uchroński
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 471)


A key element of baggage security control at the airport is a human - the security screener. He/she performs some of the tasks remotely, and is supported by the telematic system, making the x-ray baggage screening. The aim of this paper was to analyze the dependence of the number of errors on the experience and the frequency of virtual threat images projection (TIP). The study was based on measurements under real conditions at the Katowice-Pyrzowice International Airport. In the framework of this research two basic types of errors made by security screeners were identified. The results show that the number of errors is dependent from both the experience and the frequency of the stimulus, represented by TIP images. As a result, it was possible to determine the boundary level of experience that entitles security screener to independent work. Also the recommended frequency of threat images projections was determined.


telematic support security control baggage screening airport system operator’s errors air transport safety and security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Skorupski
    • 1
  • Piotr Uchroński
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of TransportWarsaw University of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.Upper Silesian Aviation GroupPoland

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