ABSTRACT

Container Seal Technologies and Processes Phase 1   [open pdf - 9MB]

The Cargo Handling Cooperative Program (CHCP) Seal Technology and Process Program is a testing and evaluation effort intended to develop the technical knowledge and experience regarding electronic container seals (eseals) that is necessary to support on-going and proposed container security initiatives. Under the current phase of the program, the results of which are reported in this document, the CHCP tested and evaluated the operation of selected radio frequency (RF) based e-seals. Electronic seals were evaluated from four manufacturers that are currently supplying electronic container seals to the marketplace. From the results of the testing and evaluation effort the CHCP was able to reach a number of conclusions regarding the state of e-seal technologies, the trade-offs involved in e-seal design, the need for and challenges of developing standards for e-seal deployment, and future work that should be pursued in e-seal development. The evaluation of e-seals showed that while the overall product was relatively mature, there are wide variations in the maturity of devices available from individual manufacturers.

Report Number:
N66001-02-D-0039-0001
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Date:
2003-07-11
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Public Domain
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pdf
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