TSA rolled out the backscatter
machines in October 2010 and subsequently authorized enhanced patdowns -- which could include the touching of breasts, buttocks and genitals -- for passengers unwilling to submit to those scanners.
units use very low power X-rays that bounce off skin and objects like Nerf-balls.
We used a combination of acoustic backscatter
measurements, video observations from a stereo-video drop camera (SDC), a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), and catch composition data from a modified bottom trawl to estimate abundances of rockfish species on Snakehead Bank.
Critics of security screening acknowledge that doses from backscatter
X-ray systems are very low and safe for an individual," he stated.
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The millimetre wave technology uses electromagnetic waves to perform scans, while the backscatter
technology uses low-level X-rays.
Privacy and security are not mutually exclusive, and backscatter
has potential to be a valuable tool in our layered security approach," said TSA Administrator Kip Hawley.
The experimental results support the conclusions of a Monte Carlo simulation that the spectrometer will reduce the uncertainty in a due to electron backscatter
to less than 0.
It may even backscatter
, as Skocpol points out, and return to its starting point.
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