The final public workshop of the C-BORD project took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on the 9th October 2018. This was the occasion for the project partners to promote their results after 3 and a half years of research, development and testing.
C-BORD has developed and tested a modular system of new and enhanced technologies for the Non-Intrusive Inspection (NII) of cargo containers adaptable to different types of border checkpoints and with a single user interface for Customs decision-making.
Prototypes for enhanced X-ray imaging and passive radiation detection have been developed, as well as for new technologies not yet available for large-volume cargo inspection: Evaporation Based Detection, Tagged Neutron Inspection, and Photo-fission.
A common user interface, based on the X-ray image, has been designed, in which the inspection results from the devices can be viewed by the Customs analyst.
The main objective of C-BORD is to demonstrate that the complementary technologies used in combination can provide more complete information to the customs analyst, thus reducing false alarm rates and the unnecessary opening of containers.
You may find below the presentations that were produced for the workshop.
Introduction - First Line inspection
Second line inspection
Analyst decision and field tests
Results of the project