The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology DirectorateÂ received an award in recognition of a certain government-funded surveillance system. DHS said TuesdayÂ that it garnered theÂ R&D 100 Award for theÂ Immersive Imaging System, a situational awareness tool designed to provide 360-degree surveillance coverage with high-resolution imagery.
The system is made to lengthen surveillance and address security needs ofÂ congested and highly populated sites includingÂ airport terminals. Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory developed the system with funds from DHS S&T.Â
John Fortune, program manager at S&T, said they intend to provide surveillance for the entire airport security process fromÂ pre-checkpoint.