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Patent Issued for New Airport Security Detection System that Leverages Computed Tomography and Massive Multiplexing to Enhance Aviation Security Performance

WASHINGTONJune 2, 2022 — The Chertoff Group, a global security advisory firm that enables clients to navigate evolving security risk, technology, and policy, is proud to recognize the issuance of a patent* to Lee Kair, Principal, The Chertoff Group, for a system to enhance aviation security operations and provide significantly higher officer performance and efficiency.

Utilizing private funding and a US Government contract, The Chertoff Group subsequently teamed with Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS) to develop a solution based on Open Architecture DICOS imaging standards utilizing this patented technology, allowing access and interoperability with any checkpoint or checked baggage computed tomography (CT) system located anywhere in the world.

CT X-ray technology is derived from the medical space and used to find threats to aviation. CT systems take a series of x-ray images of a traveler’s bag, and electronically “stitches” them together into a high-resolution three-dimensional rendering.

A key component of the patent is its covert node, which allows bomb technicians at a secure non-airport location to create bags with real threat items and remotely test the performance of all officers operating in the massive multiplexing environment concurrently. Armed with these insights, government entities can target individuals for focused instruction and practice, train artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms.  These system-wide performance insights can also inform enhancements to standard operating procedure and detection algorithms.

As global advisors focused on enabling a more secure world, The Chertoff Group regularly applies its security expertise and technology insights to help clients enhance their security and mitigate risk. The new patent is a prime example of a practical and innovative outcome of these efforts. At a time in history with unpreceded growth in aviation travel, economic changes affecting hiring of security officers, and the need for manpower flexibility, this system’s use of massive multiplexing and associated covert node present a rare opportunity for significant manpower savings and increased airport security performance.

For more information, contact Lee Kair at The Chertoff Group ( or Jeff Hamel at IDSS (


The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights, and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, the firm provides M&A advisory services in global security markets and assists cyber and tech-enabled security companies raise capital to grow their enterprise. The Chertoff Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C., For more information, visit

Integrated Defense and Security Solutions is a small business security technology manufacturer based in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The company was founded in 2012 by a team of security experts with the goal of developing security solutions to address current and future threats to aviation. The DETECT™ 1000 has received certification by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) for explosives detection. While designed initially for explosives detection, the DETECT™ 1000 superior image quality and x-ray information can also be leveraged for the Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) of mail and parcels containing food and similar sized items.

*Kair, Lee; Transportation Security Apparatus, System, and Method to Analyze Images to Detect a Threat Condition, US 11,336674 B2,  May 17, 2022

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