The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is evaluating whether a low-cost infra-red (IR) device can enhance safety and security at US airports.

Night Sight IR cameras supplied by Texas Instruments are being tested at the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport and Washington's Dulles International. They are being used by airport security, teams to detect intruders in darkness or fog. Firefighters could use them in smoke, and the IR sensors can also enhance the overall awareness of airport workers in poor weather conditions.

Source: Flight International