American Science and Engineering, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray inspection and other detection products for homeland security, force protection, public safety, and other critical defense and security applications. The company manufactures X-ray inspection products that could be used to inspect parcels, baggage, vehicles, pallets, cargo containers, and people. The company sells its products worldwide to various customers, including authorities responsible for port and border security; customs agencies; military organizations; critical infrastructure and high threat commercial and government facilities; aviation security agencies; and law enforcement agencies. Its products are used by these customers to help combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, and illegal immigration. The company’s products are also used for military force protection and general facility security. Products and Systems The company’s products and services could be grouped into five different areas: Cargo Inspection Systems, Mobile Cargo Inspection Systems, Parcel and Personnel Screening Inspection Systems, Custom Products, and Service and Support. Cargo Inspection Systems The Cargo Inspection family of systems includes non-intrusive inspection systems that are primarily used for the screening of trucks, cars, cargo containers, pallets, and air cargo at locations, including border crossings, seaports, military bases, airports, and cargo and transportation hubs. The Cargo Inspection systems are designed to combat trade fraud, drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, and terrorism. The Cargo Inspection systems comprise: OmniView Gantry System: A relocatable high-energy cargo and vehicle inspection system. This system offers 6 MeV high-energy transmission imaging or 6/4 MeV dual-energy imaging. The OmniView Gantry System utilizes high-energy X-rays that penetrate approximately 400 mm (15.7 inches) of steel. The Z Backscatter images are used for the detection of organic or ‘low Z’ materials, including explosives, drugs, alcohol, and tobacco that transmission X-rays alone might not detect. The system’s multiple Z Backscatter imaging views of the cargo improve detection while facilitating interpretation of the X-ray image. The OmniView Gantry system’s scanning platform operates by moving on rails through vehicles and cargo. The system is bi-directional allowing for a throughput of approximately 28 trucks per hour. OmniView Gantry system is suited for contraband and threat detection at ports, borders, military bases, and other security checkpoints. Z Portal System: A multi-view, high throughput, low dose, drive-through inspection system capable of scanning cargo and vehicles for threats and contraband. The Z Portal system is available in two basic configurations, such as a large tunnel version for screening trucks, buses, and cargo containers; and a small tunnel version for scanning passenger vehicles. The relocatable Z Portal system could be installed with one, two, or three Z Backscatter X-ray modules, allowing for left, right, and top-side imaging of the vehicle under examination. The images produced by the Z Portal System are used for the detection of organic materials, including explosives, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and stowaways. The Z Portal system is capable of scanning approximately 80 trucks or 120 cars per hour and is suited for scanning vehicles at border crossings, high threat facilities, and other vehicle entry checkpoints. Sentry Portal System: A high-throughput, low-dose, high-penetration drive through transmission X-ray inspection system designed to screen cargo containers for security threats and contraband. The Sentry Portal system enables high volume scanning approximately 150 trucks per hour, while penetrating 300 mm (11.8 inches) of steel. The system employs an advanced cargo sensing subsystem that begins scanning only after the cab has passed the beam plane to maintain a safe environment for vehicle drivers. Similar to the Omniview, the system might be deployed in a single or dual-energy configuration. ASE Connect: ASE Connect is the networking solution for the compan
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