Live Trial of MobiLab BLS at Los Angeles International Airport

ORS’ Bottled Liquid Scanner- the MobiLab® BLS– was under live trial at LAX, Los Angeles International Airport during January 8th to 12th, 2018. The operational evaluation of the state of the art screening modality was performed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Innovation Task Force (ITF).

The MobiLab® BLS provides an automated screening solution for rapid detection of concealed explosive materials. Endorsed by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), this easy-to-maintain scanner works with all glass, plastic, ceramic and even paper-wrapped containers of any shape.

The ORS team is excited about the prospect of helping improve aviation security and passenger facilitation. We are grateful to LAX and headquarter TSA personnel for their strong support organizing and overseeing the evaluation.

ORS’ proprietary screening modality offers added security with minimal or no disruption to passenger throughput. The bottled liquid scanner was under operational testing for 5 days, side by side with currently deployed screening devices. The MobiLab® BLS was operated by trained Transportation Security Officers at Tom Bradley International Terminal and Terminal 7.

Company Overview

One Resonance Sensors, LLC (ORS) is a leader in developing and manufacturing advanced instrumentation that uses magnetic resonance technologies to provide rapid detection of explosives and chemical analysis for security screening and industrial applications.

ORS was founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Diego, California by an experienced team of technologists with an established track record of success in designing and engineering advanced security and analytical instrumentation.


ORS develops, manufactures and commercializes high-performance analytical equipment that can be connected to a network for real-time data management and delivers low total cost of ownership.

MobiLab® ES Electronics Scanner is the only device that inspects personal electronics devices in seconds. It effectively detects concealed hazardous materials and explosives at security checkpoints, using chemical-specific radio-frequency technology. The novel approach has demonstrated effectiveness in expediting airport security inspection of electronic items – a top global security concern. Its small size, easy-to-use single-touch operation, and self-calibration make it a clear and immediately implementable choice as a security solution for airports and other security screening operations.

MobiLab® BLS Bottled-Liquid Scanner for security checkpoints provides an innovative solution for rapid detection of liquid explosives and other hazardous liquids. The scanner works with all glass, plastic, ceramic and paper-wrapped containers.

MobiLab® 130 Elemental Analyzer for mining and food industries is a portable device that, in seconds, measures concentration of elements in solution, from ppm to saturation in any environment. Highly efficient and easy to operate, the device can be used in the lab and in the field with minimal or no sample preparation. Users can select a single or multi-element analysis from Li, B, Na, Cl, Al, P and more.


Magnetic Resonance (MR) is the technology of choice for efficient chemical analysis across several industries. ORS’ MR-based instruments introduce highly disruptive security and analytical solutions within multiple applications. To date, these types of solutions have only been possible using superconductor-based magnetic resonance instruments or by less practical and less efficient technologies.

Harnessing its innovative, patented technology, ORS’ instruments provide highly accurate and complex analysis capability in a small, highly efficient system. Their compact size and design enable lab-quality chemical analysis in the field. By eliminating the need for cryogenic cooling, the system delivers portable, high-quality capability at a low cost and with simple maintenance.

External Support, Key Certifications and Field Deployments

May 2014: European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) endorses the MobiLab® BLS Bottled Liquid Scanner.

February 2015: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) signs agreement to fund evaluation of MobiLab® ES at a number of government facilities in the U.S. and Europe.

February 2016: Live trials of MobiLab® BLS and MobiLab® ES security scanners at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.

June 2016: U.S. Transportation Security Administration approves contract for ORS to complete new version of the MobiLab® BLS bottled liquid scanner.

March 2017: MobiLab® ES scanner successfully completed second phase of testing at DHS Transportation Security Laboratories.

October 2017: MobiLab® ES TSA live trials at DCA – Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington DC.

January 2018: MobiLab® BLS TSA live trials at LAX – Los Angeles International Airport, Tom Bradley International Terminal and Automated Tray Return Lanes at Terminal 7

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