The States have jurisdiction over whole-body scanners and backscatter machines if they threaten the health of the People within the State an...
The States have jurisdiction over whole-body scanners and backscatter machines if they threaten the health of the People within the State and are proven to be harmful. Idaho State Representative Phil Hart has written legislation opposing the airport and security whole-body scanners, and is adding backscatter machines to the legislation. nnHart's bill would require the Idaho State Director of Homeland Security to investigate the health effects of the x-ray machines before approval for use. If they are approved, then they would only be used as secondary screening devices. This legislation can be used as a model by other States. You can find the model legislation on his website at : www. hart4legislature.com , at this link: http://hart4legislature.com/2010/03/hb573-whole-body-scanner-legislation/ Less
This tech has been around for a while, but with DHS making more grants to local police departments in the next 24 months, you need to be awa...
This tech has been around for a while, but with DHS making more grants to local police departments in the next 24 months, you need to be aware of this. Uses for this tech allow the police to see what you have. Whether they use it to peek at what you own as a 'preview' in preparation for requesting a warrant, assuming they go through those motions, would allow them to add additional details to the warrant... again, assuming that they do that. So many agencies today don't even bother because the Constitution is being ignored wholesale, especially by federal agencies.nnSuppose the ATF uses this to scan your conveyance, your domicile, your storage shed or garage. The abuses of this agency is not merely legendary, it is infamous. Did you buy your guns privately (without papers), or through proper channels? If you did it privately so as to avoid registration (which is legal in many states), ATF may have a 'heightened interest' in your property.nnThis van's stated capabilities also include scanning for specific elements such as nitrogen and oxygen, or sulfur, or aluminum, or silver or gold. Should the government know whether you have silver/gold coin? Should the government know if you own machine tools such as a lathe? Or whether you make things using press-form technology and powdered aluminum, etc?nnThe purpose of this technology is to identify private citizens who possess the resources, materials, and equipment that would be valuable to a resistance movement. This technology is about control and suppressing the people!nnFROM THE MANUFACTURER:nnAS&E's Z Backscatter Van™ (ZBV) is a screening system built into a commercially available delivery van.The system's "drive-by" capability allows one or two operators to conduct X-ray imaging of vehicles and objects while the ZBV drives past.nnThe ZBV can be operated in stationary mode by parking the system and producing X-ray images of vehicles as they pass by. Screening can also be done remotely while the system is parked. Remote operation allows scanning to be done even in dangerous environments, while maintaining low-profile operation. Less
As millions of Americans take to the skies for holiday travel, some scientists have raised concerns about the small dose of ionizing radiati...
As millions of Americans take to the skies for holiday travel, some scientists have raised concerns about the small dose of ionizing radiation emitted by backscatter full-body scanners used to screen passengers at U.S. airports. In partnership with ProPublica, Miles O'Brien examines what we do and don't know about the machines. Less
I'll be presenting this work at EHSM: http://ehsm.eu/nnI built an X-ray backscatter imaging system from parts found on eBay. This system wor...
I'll be presenting this work at EHSM: http://ehsm.eu/nnI built an X-ray backscatter imaging system from parts found on eBay. This system works by scanning a very thin beam of X-rays across the target, and measures the amount of backscatter for a given beam position. The beam is scanned mechanically by a rotating chopper (collimator) wheel, and by tilting the rotating wheel on an orthogonal axis. The output image is generated on an oscilloscope by matching the horizontal scan speed to the rotating wheel, and using a potentiometer to measure the vertical axis position. The scope's brightness (z axis) is controlled by the amount of backscatter signal received by a large-area detector. Thus, the image is constructed bit by bit. I used a long-exposure shutter on my camera to see the image formed by the moving oscilloscope trace.nnhttp://www.google.com/patents/US5181234 Less
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I just used a respec token to get the incendiary ammo. I decided to get what I thought I wanted originally, the Backscatter Optic. Had I kno...
I just used a respec token to get the incendiary ammo. I decided to get what I thought I wanted originally, the Backscatter Optic. Had I known that the incendiary ammo was only for the LMG's, it would have been a no brainer. Hope this helps if you're trying to decide, since the firing range doesn't do the Backscatter Optic any favors. Less
Backscatter's Sean Boone demonstrates how to set up an underwater compact camera system with an aluminum housing and strobe. This instructio...
Backscatter's Sean Boone demonstrates how to set up an underwater compact camera system with an aluminum housing and strobe. This instructional video includes everything you need to get started with your new underwater compact camera system. For all of your underwater imaging needs, be sure to visit us at www.backscatter.com Less
A tutorial to show a quick way to remove lots of backscatter on your underwater pictures, using Photoshop Elements Magic Masking, and all wi...
A tutorial to show a quick way to remove lots of backscatter on your underwater pictures, using Photoshop Elements Magic Masking, and all without closing down Adobe Lightroom, by Duxy from Scuba Travel. Less
We present Wi-Fi Backscatter, a novel communication system that bridges RF-powered devices with the Internet. Specifically, we show that it ...
We present Wi-Fi Backscatter, a novel communication system that bridges RF-powered devices with the Internet. Specifically, we show that it is possible to reuse existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide Internet connectivity to RF-powered devices. We believe that this new capability can pave the way for the rapid deployment and adoption of RF-powered devices and achieve ubiquitous connectivity via nearby mobile devices that are Wi-Fi enabled. Less
Oct. 19: The full-body scanners that have become a routine part of air travel are now being replaced by millimeter wave sca...
Oct. 19: The full-body scanners that have become a routine part of air travel are now being replaced by millimeter wave scanners in some of the nation’s largest airports. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. Less
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The USAF's Rome Laboratory had the first US success with their AN/FPS-118 OTH-B. A prototype with a 1 MW transmitter and a separate receiver...
The USAF's Rome Laboratory had the first US success with their AN/FPS-118 OTH-B. A prototype with a 1 MW transmitter and a separate receiver was installed in Maine, offering coverage over a 60 degree arc between 900 to 3,300 km. A permanant transmitting facility was then built in Moscow, Maine, a receiving facility in nearby Columbia Falls, and an operational center between them in Bangor. The coverage could be extended with additional receivers, providing for complete coverage over a 180 degree arc (each 60 degree portion known as a "sector"). GE Aerospace was awarded the development contract, expanding the existing east coast system with two additional sectors, while building another three-sector system on the west coast, a two-sector system in Alaska, and a one-sector system facing south. In 1992 the Air Force contracted to extend the coverage 15 degrees clockwise on the southern of the three east coast sectors to be able to cover the southeast US border. Additionally, the range was extended to 3000 miles, crossing the equator. This was operated 40 hours a week at random times. Radar data was fed to the U.S. Customs/Coast Guard C3I Center, Miami; Joint Task Force 4 Operations Center, Key West; U.S. Southern Command Operations Center, Key West; and U.S. Southern Command Operations Center, Panama.rnrnWith the end of the cold war, the influence of the two senators from Maine was not enough to save the operation and the Alaska and southern-facing sites were canceled, the two so-far completed western sectors and the eastern ones were turned off and placed in "warm storage," allowing them to be used again if needed. Less
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin (1775)nnT...
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin (1775)nnTyrants don't tell you they are stealing liberty in order to dominate you, they assert they are protecting you from a nebulous threat. As potentially dangerous as prolonged, frequent exposure to the full body scanners may be, nothing is more terrible than the theft of our dignity, and common decency. Although the outcry exists, the fact that many hundred more millimeter wave and backscatter scanners are on order by the TSA should tell us that they are here to stay. nnWill you allow your wives and children to be fondled by government empowered security thugs? Mainstream media is announcing the TSA's intention to squeeze, fondle, and grope the breasts and genitals of those who opt-out of naked scanner screening. The horror stories are beginning to surface. You are being systematically dehumanized, and your most private personal space is being violated. Will you just submit, and take the humiliation?nnVideo aired November 8, 2010 - NBC's Meet the PressnnFAIR USE NOTICE:nThese videos may contain copyrighted material. Such material is made available for educational purposes only. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Less
The MINI Z system is ideal for security and public safety officials for multiple applications. Examples of areas of application include:nnP...
The MINI Z system is ideal for security and public safety officials for multiple applications. Examples of areas of application include:nnPublic Safety: Quick screening of unattended and suspicious bags and packages for potential terrorist threats in public spaces.nnBorder and Security Checkpoints: Inspecting vehicle bumpers, tires, panels, and interiors for explosives, plastic weapons, and other concealed threats and contraband.nnDrug Enforcement: Investigating suspected drug labs for drugs or currency.nnEvent Security: Screening hand baggage and deliveries to ensure public safety.nnVIP Security: Security sweeps of meeting rooms and furniture for organic threats and IEDs to ensure personnel safety.nnMaritime Security: Screening the hulls and bulkheads of suspected drug running boats for contraband or narcotics.nnGeneral Aviation Security: Inspecting the seats, compartments, and panels of small planes for hidden contraband.nnnMINI Z — the World's First Handheld Z Backscatter® Imaging System:nnScans in Places Other Systems Can't Reach: The MINI Z system is a compact, single-sided imager that can be used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas, such as unattended bags, backpacks, or packages in a subway or bus. Unlike density meters, trace detectors, or portable transmission X-ray systems, the MINI Z system produces an easy-to-interpret image to quickly detect organic threats and contraband behind non-metallic surfaces.nnUnsurpassed detection of organic threats: The MINI Z handheld system uses AS&E's signature Z Backscatter technology, an advanced X-ray imaging technology that produces a real-time image of the scan target, highlighting organic materials that transmission X-ray systems can miss, such as explosives, currency, and drugs.nnAn easy to use, all-in-one imaging system: The MINI Z system is self-contained and does not require set-up, enabling immediate operation. The operator controls the scanning function using a simple, intuitive GUI on the system's dedicated tablet, upon which an image of the scanned target appears in real-time.nnSafe, secure and dependable operation: The MINI Z system is safe for operators, bystanders, and the environment. The system's X-ray dose conforms to the appropriate ANSI, ICRP, NCRP, and EURATOM radiation safety standards. Although the MINI Z is a low-energy and low-dose Z Backscatter system, it is not designed to scan people. The MINI Z system must be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as well as applicable laws and regulations. Less
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