VACIS Non-Intrusive X-Ray Inspection Systems
VACIS® systems scan cargo containers, trucks, railcars, buses, and passenger vehicles to help authorities search for narcotics, weapons, nuclear material, undeclared goods, and other contraband at ports of entry, border crossings, military facilities, and other checkpoints.
Leidos is a world leader in non-intrusive inspection technology. Since inventing the technology in 1999, hundreds of systems have since been deployed for government and commercial clients around the world. Every VACIS system is available with our dedicated installation, training, maintenance, and technical support
VACIS® M6500 Mobile X-Ray Inspection System
The versatile, compact VACIS M6500 system scans trucks, cargo containers, cars and other vehicles. The system can scan 150 vehicles per hour or more, and can even scan occupied vehicles.
- Compact mobile platform: Mounted on a lightweight commercial truck chassis, the system works in tight spaces and drives on ordinary roads, typically without a commercial driver’s license.
- Full-vehicle scanning: The system scans the entire target vehicle bumper-to-bumper, all the way down to the axles. It can also be configured to scan just the cargo, not the driver cab.
- High throughput: Operating as a stationary portal, the system can scan 150 vehicles per hour or more, scanning automatically as they drive through without stopping. Scanning in motion, the system can scan 60 stationary vehicles per hour or more.
- Low-dose X-ray: The system penetrates all but the densest cargo using a very low radiation dose. This low dose reduces the system’s operating footprint, increases throughput, and enhances safety.
- Material discrimination: Color-coded images distinguish organic materials such as explosives and drugs from inorganic materials such as guns and shielded objects.
- Scanning occupied vehicles: The system meets ANSI and IEC standards for scanning people in security operations.
- Fast deployment: The system can be deployed for use or stowed for transport in about 10 minutes.
- Entirely self-contained: The system operates using its own power generator or standard 220 VAC shore power.
VACIS® IP6500 Integrated X-Ray Inspection System
The VACIS IP6500 system is a powerful, practical solution for scanning cargo containers, trucks, and other vehicles in high-volume operations. Its X-ray imaging and available, integrated Exploranium® radiation scanning help customs and security personnel intercept weapons, narcotics, nuclear material, and other contraband hidden in cargo. Its FullScan feature allows scanning of entire vehicles, bumper to bumper and roof to tires, including occupants. And with its high throughput and small footprint, the system is ideal for seaports and other high-volume cargo facilities.
- High-energy X-ray imaging: The system can reveal contraband through more than a foot of steel. And with its low radiation dose, the system can be used in very limited space.
- Material discrimination: Distinguishes light, organic material from dense, inorganic material.
- High-throughput drive-through scanning: The system scans trucks and vehicles automatically as they drive through the system’s fixed scanning portal without stopping. The systems can scan more than 150 full-length trucks and containers per hour in the normal flow of checkpoint traffic.
- Minimal civil works: The system installs directly on a firm, stable existing concrete, asphalt or similar surface, with minimal civil works and containment structures or shield walls required.
- FullScan bumper-to-bumper scanning: The system can automatically scan all vehicles from bumper to bumper without requiring drivers or passengers to exit their vehicles. The radiation dose per scan to vehicle occupants is extremely low and meets international guidelines for radiation exposure during security screening.
- Radiation detection: The IP5600 can detect, locate and identify even heavily shielded special nuclear material (SNM) with a false alarm rate of less than 1 in 10,000 — meeting or exceeding the challenging ANSI N42.38-2006 standard.
- Optical character recognition (OCR) identifies each container as it is scanned.
VACIS® XPL X-Ray Passenger Vehicle Scanning System
The VACIS XPL system scans passenger cars and other light vehicles to help security personnel search for weapons, explosives, drugs and other threats. The system scans entire vehicles bumper to bumper in seconds from the top-down as they drive through without stopping. Detailed images reveal even small items such as handguns, and color coding highlights explosives, drugs and other organic materials. A Mobility Option lets users relocate the system quickly with no disassembly aboard an included light truck platform.
- Free-flow operation: System screens occupied vehicles at typical checkpoint speeds in non-stop traffic flow.
- Bumper-to-bumper scanning: Gives inspectors a top-down view of every part of the vehicle.
- High-resolution X-ray imaging: Helps inspectors locate weapons, explosives, drugs and other threats.
- Material discrimination: The system helps inspectors locate explosives, drugs and other organic threat materials.
- Easy Match feature: Automatically compares the current scan with prior scans of the same vehicle to help inspectors spot new objects.
- Compact system: Can be installed in a few hours in typical existing vehicle lanes.
- VACIS XPL Mobile option: Lets users relocate the system quickly with no disassembly.
- Remote, centralized image analysis: Can be performed nearby or hundreds of miles away.
- Low X-ray dose: Complies with ANSI N43.17 dose limits.
VACIS® IR6500 Integrated X-Ray Railcar Inspection System
The VACIS IR6500 integrated railcar inspection system is a powerful, practical solution for high‐volume scanning of railcars and containers on rail. The IR6500 system uses high‐energy X‐ray technology to produce detailed images of railcar and container contents, including dual‐energy material discrimination of organic threats. At the same time, the system’s optional integrated Exploranium® radiation scanning can scan each railcar or container to detect, locate and categorize nuclear material. Its radio frequency identification (RFID) tag reader and optional optical character recognition (OCR) cameras can automatically identify each railcar. And its database component integrates and displays scanning images and data on demand.
- High-energy X-ray imaging: The system provides state-of-the-art X-ray imaging, featuring excellent penetration and image quality, to assist inspectors in quickly identifying threats.
- Dual-energy material discrimination: The system simultaneously scan railcars at two different energies, allowing it to distinguish organic materials from inorganic ones.
- Optional radiation scanning: Leidos radiation-scanning technology detects, locates, and categorizes gamma and neutron sources.
- Equipment identification: The system automatically identifies railcars and optionally containers as they are scanned by reading their RFID tags and container numbers.
- Small size: The system requires no external shielding. As a result, it can be installed and used in a very small space.
- Low radiation: The system’s low radiation dose minimizes radiation exposure for personnel and cargo and reduces space requirements.