Detection for Security provides the following services:
1. General technical advice and assistance
D4S has considerable direct experience of research and development and has also carried out a peer review function over a wide range of technical areas (including, while at DERA, a seat on the editorial board of the Journal of Defence Science and acting as referee to external scientific journals). Thus D4S is well placed to offer clients general technical advice over a range of scientific topics and specifically in my area of expertise – the detection of illicit materials.
2. Technology evaluation
D4S carries out a number of services related to equipment test and evaluation.
Independent equipment test and evaluation is a valuable tool for those looking to partner with, or invest in technology companies. D4S can conduct technical discussions and/or equipment testing with companies of interest and provide a report on the technology and its potential place in the market.
Similar services have also been used to provide technical examinations and reports for judicial purposes.
An independent viewpoint is also of use to companies developing detection technologies. An evaluation can be conducted at the company’s premises or ‘on site’ using D4S test tools and aids and our knowledge of the market and the existing technology base.
Finally, companies can be tested through the ICTS VeriSys service using their wide range of live explosive materials, test sites and other facilities.
3. Equipment procurement
D4S has an in depth knowledge of the working of detection equipment and is therefore well placed to provide:
- Technical advice on the best use of current in service equipment
- Technical advice on equipment customization issues
- Technical advice and assistance to support equipment procurement
- Design of equipment test and acceptance trials
- Analysis of test/trial data
- Advice on best use of equipment
4. Mathematical modeling
D4S has developed a mathematical model of the airport checkpoint. This model aims to facilitate analysis of the effects of:
- Divesting items prior to screening
- Screening for liquids
- Screening by portals
- Alarm resolution
and other factors on the growth of queues at the airport.
A poster on this topic can be found here.
5. Expert witness services
Dr. Langford has acted as an expert witness in a US court case and has experience in preparing documents and testimony for law processes.