Customers want an operationally viable solution to improve their existing x-ray systems and keep them current with the evolving threat. They want to combine hardware and software in a unique solution to discriminate, quantify and identify materials without the penalty of a high false alarm rate that leads to reduced throughput and passenger facilitation. Working closely with its partners, MultiX is ready to offer the ME-ATD algorithm to improve ATD for security applications.
The MultiX ME-ATD algorithm runs in concert with the MultiX ME-100 data acquisition system (DAS) to provide state-of-the-art automated threat detection for both solid and liquid explosives. The ME-ATD algorithm can be installed on any existing transmission X-ray system (XRT) with ATD (single, dual or multi-view) providing it has been retrofitted with the MultiX ME-100 DAS.
The ME-ATD takes full advantage of the high resolution spectral information generated by the ME-100 to provide compliant solid and liquid explosives detection performance at very low false alarm rates without any reduction in throughput.
The ME-ATD improves the image segmentation steps of the threat detection algorithm to ensure objects are correctly identified and then refines the object classification based on analysis of the complete attenuation spectra. This enables materials, for example home made explosives (HMEs) with very similar X-ray attenuation properties to benign materials to be distinguished even in complex bag situations leading to much improved detection and false alarm rates. Existing OEM algorithms based on conventional dual energy DAS are limited in performance by the lack of accuracy and precision afforded by the detectors themselves and hence can never approach the performance levels demonstrated by the ME-ATD algorithm used with the ME-100 DAS.
Runs on existing OEM host computer with no image processing throughput penalty.
Has a flexible configuration and can run on single, dual and multi-view systems (when upgraded with the ME-100).
Offers an upgrade path to existing systems via a retrofit with the ME-100 and therefore extends the life of existing systems.
A factor 3 reduction in false alarm rate when the ME-ATD is applied to divested liquid, aerosols and gels (LAGs) screening compared to existing dual energy based algorithms.
Detection rates above 90% with false alarms less than 5% has been observed in operational-like conditions.
The meat industry is a very demanding application from a process and quality control perspective where relationships between stakeholders are crucial, not only for quality but also for mutual benefit and profitability.
Global competition pushes slaughterhouses to demonstrate their capabilities to deliver accurate fat content percentage across all product classes. The fat content percentage is often key to maintain a good recipe for food transformers. Therefore real time traceability, quality and other contractual obligations, when delivering batches of raw materials is a must. Usually this industry uses either the Soxhlet method which is non-real time or NIR technology which is but is limited to thin meat products to measures fat percentage, however these techniques have limitations.
To gain competitive benefits it is advantageous to measure accurate fat content of 100% of the product in real time. X-Ray systems allow real time fat percentage measurements (Chemical Lean, CL) and also identify potential contaminants such as glass, steel, bones, rubber and/or others, in particular when the thickness of the meat is variable.
For more than a decade, x-ray system manufacturers have provided solutions using dual energy technology for CL measurement. These systems are capable of measuring CL at an accuracy of 1% on pieces of meat around 20 kg.
The advanced MultiX FAT-X algorithm used in conjunction with the MultiX ME100 multi-energy data acquisition system, gives a complete turn-key solution for meat processing. The MultiX FAT-X and ME100 can measure CL to an accuracy of 1% between 5 to 70% of fat down to cuts of meat less than 1kg compared to 20 kg for similar accuracy with dual energy systems.
With these capabilities, multi-energy x-ray technology can be applied to the meat industry to measure the recipe quality and to detect foreign body such as bones or mechanical contaminants. The benefits are available in real time with no interruption to the process flow. With more and more regulations to protect the health of the end customers, the MultiX FAT-X algorithm used together with the MultiX ME100 ensures your x-ray system and meat processes to meet the new challenges in this industry.
Beyond the fat percentage measurement the MultiX ME100 quantifies salt, aluminum alloys or ores with similar approaches.