Improving Airport Efficiency, Security and Passenger Flow by Enhanced Passenger Monitoring

Up to 5% of aircraft departure delays are caused by late passengers or late bags at the gate, and the impact of this in missed slots and subsequent costs will increase as the number of flights increases. The OpTag system will enable the immediate location of checked-in passengers who are either missing or late, and thus reduce passenger-induced delays and speed up aircraft turn around. The system could also form an essential component of Airline passenger identification and threat assessment systems through the automated identification of suspicious passenger movements or through the closer monitoring of individuals considered to pose a risk to secure operations.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Telecommunication Systems Institute - Technical University of Crete, Airport Debrecen KFT, SLOT Consulting Ltd, University College London (UCL), Longdin & Browning Surveys Ltd., Photonic Science Ltd; and Europus Ltd., and Innovision Research & Technology plc (Co-ordinator).


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Increasing Operational Capacity and Safety of the Air Transport System

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Lloyd, Bob

  • Start Date: 20060101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090131
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25393

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  • Accession Number: 01461642
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM