Department of Homeland Security Funds Synapse Technology to Develop Artificial Intelligence Technology

Synapse Technology Corporation received a contract from DHS’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program to develop artificial intelligence technology for security CT machines.

Artificial intelligence security and defense company Synapse Technology Corporation today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) awarded the company a contract to develop artificial intelligence algorithms for computed tomography (CT) machines at airports across the United States.

To date, Synapse Technology has deployed its technology on security X-ray machines at sites ranging from courthouses to airports on a global scale. The artificial intelligence algorithms automatically identify threats in baggage and alert human operators, adding an additional layer of security at these checkpoints. This new DHS contract represents an opportunity for the company to adapt the technology to new 3D CT scanning machines that are being broadly deployed.

“Our artificial intelligence platform has been designed to be adaptable across machine types. Applying the AI system to CT machines is the natural evolution of the product we’ve built over the last several years,” said Ian Cinnamon, President of Synapse Technology.

Synapse Technology looks forward to collaborating closely with the Department of Homeland Security to deploy artificial intelligence technology on the newest security checkpoint scanning machines being installed across the country.

About Synapse Technology 
Synapse Technology’s AI platform Syntech ONE® integrates with new and existing X-ray machines used at security checkpoints. Instead of security screeners relying solely on human cognitive abilities to identify threats like guns and knives, Syntech ONE augments and automates the detection of these dangerous items. Syntech ONE has already been widely deployed, having processed over 24,000,000 passenger bags at security checkpoints in four countries. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recognizes the value of Syntech ONE and has granted Synapse Technology Corporation a SAFETY Act award for its technology platform.

The research in this press release is being conducted under contract with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate (, contract 70RSAT20T00000014. The opinions contained herein are those of the contractors and do not necessarily reflect those of DHS S&T