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Automation of Aviation Security-Outlook of Level of Automation of Security and its Impact

Milbredt, Olaf and Popa, Andrei and Dönitz, Friederike-Chantal and Hellmann, Martin (2022) Automation of Aviation Security-Outlook of Level of Automation of Security and its Impact. Journal of Airport Management, 16 (2), pp. 184-208. Henry Stewart Publications. ISSN 1750-1938.

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Abstract

Passengers dream of using air travel without even experiencing the mandatory security and identity checks. The way to make this dream come true is based on the automation of security processes. Since there have been many attacks in the aviation sector, especially on airports and aeroplanes, the requirements for security systems and their development have risen sharply, with the consequence that passengers have to accept increasingly deeper intrusions into their privacy. To ensure these requirements, passenger and baggage screening systems must meet the highest standards. In this paper, we present opportunities, risks, and impacts of a fully automated security system on passengers. To this end, we examine processes at the airport and their current level of automation with a focus on security. Using Airport 4.0 as an example, the degree of complete digitalization, which serves as the basis for automation, is evaluated in the context of airports. Thereby, the prerequisites for digitalization, concerning effort and costs, is elaborated. Automation through digitalization is examined using the example of the application of Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, we evaluate the progress of automation in various areas by way of examples. The existing degree of digitalization and automation, especially through the use of artificial intelligent, makes the realization of the dream of using aviation without even realizing the mandatory security and identity checks seem closer. However, digitalized systems may be subject to cyber-attacks manipulating e.g. databases, containing biometric data. Therefore, future work will address cyber-security on the one hand, and on the other, a method that applies the power of Artificial Intelligence to control all parts of the security infrastructure, such as cameras, access controls, and border controls. Automation combined with Artificial Intelligence can be trained to detect hidden correlations that reveal potential threats.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/143557/
Document Type:Article
Title:Automation of Aviation Security-Outlook of Level of Automation of Security and its Impact
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Milbredt, OlafUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7388-7026UNSPECIFIED
Popa, AndreiUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0085-2054UNSPECIFIED
Dönitz, Friederike-ChantalUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hellmann, MartinUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Airport Management
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:16
Page Range:pp. 184-208
Editors:
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Beckett, Simon/SBUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Henry Stewart Publications
ISSN:1750-1938
Status:Published
Keywords:airport, airport security, automation, digitalization, security measures
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Transition (old), V - VMo4Orte - Vernetzte Mobilität für lebenswerte Orte
Location: Braunschweig , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Program Coordination Defence & Security Research
Institute of Transportation Systems > Design and Evaluation of Mobility Solutions, BS
Institute of Transportation Systems > Information Flow Modelling in Mobility Systems, BS
Deposited By: Milbredt, Dr. Olaf
Deposited On:24 Sep 2021 10:31
Last Modified:21 Oct 2022 16:27

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