Technology

Standard Features

Astrophysics Inc. provides more standard features than any other competitor. We believe a strong all-around product includes not charging our customers “add-on” fees for every feature. We also recognize the importance of not just providing features, but effective and innovative features that improve the overall screening experience. We explore a few key features below. For more information about Astrophysics Inc. or our standard features, please contact us directly.
  • This imaging feature uses atomic number analysis to assign colors based on the object’s density. Each of the 6 colors identifies a specific range of atomic numbers, including organic, low and high inorganic, as well as light, heavy and dense metals. Ultimately 6 Color Imaging distinguishes between objects that 3 color does not, dramatically improving an operator’s material differentiation.

    With 6 Color, the operator is able to interpret the x-ray image more quickly and isolate threats with precision, increasing both throughput and detection accuracy. Please refer to the Astrophysics Inc. 6 Color Imaging brochure for more detailed information.

  • This feature analyzes image data to present a cleaner, normalized image. When Picture Perfect is activated, an image containing multiple, layered objects will become flat and clear for increased object visibility.

    Picture Perfect can be used in color or black and white mode and is commonly the best feature to enhance overall image clarity and object separation.

  • All Astrophysics Inc. systems are equipped with Real-Time Diagnostics. This diagnostics program continuously monitors several system components, including: power supply, input voltage, generator, bad diode count, e-stop access, entry/exit sensors, temperature, and more. The Real-Time Diagnostics screen is fully accessible for Supervisors and Administrators to review overall system health and print status reports.

    In case of a system fault, “FAULT” will appear on the display task bar and a description of the fault will appear in the Message Log on the Diagnostics screen. As a safety precaution, the conveyor belt will stop to prevent screening until the fault is resolved. Real-Time Diagnostics permits system owners to monitor the system, and in some cases, prevent or resolve simple faults themselves or via Astrophysics Inc. technical phone support.

    • 6 Color Imaging
    • 9 Quadrant Zoom
    • Atomic Z-Number Measurement
    • Auto Image Archiving
    • Baggage Counter
    • Color and Black / White Imaging
    • Continuous Scanning
    • Continuous Zoom up to 64X
    • Edge-Enhancement Imaging
    • High Penetration Function
    • Image Annotation
    • Image Distortion Correction
    • Image Review
    • Manual Bitmap Archive
    • Material Discrimination
    • Multi-Tier Accessibility
    • Network Ready
    • Organic/Inorganic Imaging
    • Picture Perfect
    • Print Image Capable
    • Pseudo Color
    • Real-Time Image Manipulation
    • Real-Time Diagnostics
    • Reverse Monochrome
    • Standard Operator Training
    • Vertical Zoom Panning

Optional Features

Beyond our comprehensive standard features, we also offer optional features that include advanced software, configuration options and accessories. We explore a few key features below. Please note additional features and customization options may be available upon request. For more information about Astrophysics Inc. or our optional features, please contact us directly.
  • CBT is a 2 part Operator and Simulator Course designed to enhance operators’ threat detection and x-ray image interpretation skills. Designed for single and dual view systems, the CBT is provided on CD or via online link for convenient training on any standard computer or laptop. In the 2-4 hour Operator Course, CBT covers x-ray screening fundamentals, and a step-by-step walkthrough of the AOCP and Astrophysics Inc. software features.

    The 5-10 hour Simulator Course is customized to Astrophysics Inc. AOCP and tests operators on their screening ability, targeting their weaknesses and generating detailed training reports. With comprehensive operator training exercises and an extensive simulator library of over 1000 innocent and threat images, CBT is a highly effective training program. Please refer to the Astrophysics Inc. CBT and Dual View CBT brochures for more detailed information.

  • The Screener Assist Software is an advanced real-time detection tool designed to aid operators in identifying explosives. The software specifically searches for explosives as they are often the most difficult threat for operators to detect. Astrophysics Inc. Screener Assist Software analyzes each screened image and automatically identifies and isolates explosives with a red ellipse for heightened detection.

  • TIP is a valuable detection tool for operators and administrators. The software has a large library with a range of threat objects and operates by periodically inserting a threat object into a scanned image. When a threat object is detected, operators push the “Suspect” button on the AOCP to signify they recognize the threat. If the operator fails to identify a threat, the system will pause and the threat object will flash on the screen to notify the operator of the missed threat.

    TIP exposes operators to various threat objects and further practice in threat identification. Moreover, TIP enables administrators to evaluate the threat detection capabilities of operators and ensure they are screening effectively. The TIP software may be enabled or disabled as desired from the administrator menu so as not to disrupt the standard screening process.