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QRSciences extends deal

THE US federal agency responsible for the safety and security of civil aviation, the Transportation Security Administration, will continue to work with Perth-based explosives detection specialists QRSciences.

QRSciences announced the two-year extension of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement earlier this week and unveiled several areas of ISA assistance.

QRSciences uses Quadrupole Resonance (QR) applications, a next generation detection technology based on non-invasive radio frequency techniques. The company will collaborate with TSA scientists, engineers, consultants and testing personnel and will have access to laboratory facilities.

It also includes assistance in obtaining test samples of explosives and luggage, and coordination with airports and government agencies. QRSciences chief executive officer Kevin Russeth says the CRDA will help improve and optimise the performance of QRSciences’ explosives detection systems and promote and help aviation security.

“The extension of the agreement with TSA will help both parties to further develop and enhance applications of Quadrupole Resonance for the transportation security industry,” he says.

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