U.S. Reps Visit Federally Funded Airport Security Research at Duke

Duke University President Richard Brodhead and Duke University Health System Chancellor Dr. Victor Dzau meet with Reps. George Holding (R-NC), Richard Hudson (R-NC), and David Price (D-NC) during the members' visit to campus Wednesday.

President Brodhead and Chancellor Dzau urged the representatives to find a balanced solution to the current federal budget impasse.

Reps. Holding, Hudson and Price were on campus to learn more about Department of Homeland Security-funded research at Duke focused on improving airport security.

During the visit they toured several Duke labs and saw demonstrations of technologies such as a gigapixel camera and a millimeter-wave personnel scanner, an advance in airport security technology that could make the scanners that detect dangerous objects more effective, cheaper, smaller and faster.

Below, U.S. Reps. Richard Hudson, George Holding and David Price observe a lab demonstration by Duke researcher Jeff Glass. Glass' research, funded by DHS, is focused on developing improved technology for the detection of trace explosives at airline security checkpoints.  

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Bottom photo by Les Todd/Duke University Photography

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