April 9, 2014
-- Young scientists of Tomsk State University have invented brand new microwave scanner that can replace expensive and unsafe x-ray machines.
This product, designed by young scientists, is application-
oriented one, and can be useful to companies that provide customs and logistic services, as well as for airports. The scanner enables to check completeness and integrity of goods, packed in nontransparent containers. It can also detect shortage (substitution)
and damage of cargo, packed the same way. High capacity of this scanner allows to check big consignments of goods, delivered by trucks or freight cars, in the real-time mode. Inspection of 1 box (container) does not exceed 10 seconds.
At present, cargo or, say, airport luggage inspection are carried out using x-ray machines, but they produce harmful effect on people. TSU scientists offer fundamentally new method, which is much cheaper and environmentally friendly. Emission, produced by operating microwave scanner, is less than that of cell phone. Furthermore, the scanner consumes small amount of energy, and is much cheaper than x-machine. It enables to inspect not only industrial cargo, but also people and food products.
The scanner has drawn attention of 2 private venture companies that have indicated their interest and offered mutually profitable cooperation.