Game-changing Solutions for Aviation Security

With an ever increasing level of threat to air travel, the need for new, smarter methods to address security is evident. One Resonance Sensors is making great progress towards introducing innovative solutions to meet high aviation security demands – committing to the goal of saving lives.

ORS solutions for detecting bottled liquid explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices concealed in personal electronics have been showcased at a number of airports. Installation of the ECAC-endorsed MobiLab BLS has commenced in Europe. The company recently completed live trials of its compact tabletop scanners at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Washington DC (DCA), Hamad International Airport (Doha, Qatar), UK’s Luton Airport, Tokyo’s Narita and Tel Aviv. LAX and DCA trials were performed by TSA’s Innovation Task Force (ITF). With the ITF, regulators in the US have opened an efficient path for working with manufacturers and evaluate new checkpoint solution in operational conditions.

Increasing security while keeping passenger facilitation requires new ideas, a good understanding of the security operations and a strong development team. ORS has used its proprietary technologies to respond to critical security concerns and address urgent needs.

With demonstrated performance and ease of use, ORS scanners offer unique means to cover security gaps while improving efficiency at the security checkpoint.

Company Overview

One Resonance Sensors 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 2017MobiLab® ES TSA live trials at DCA – Ronald Reagan Airport in Washington DC.

January 2018MobiLab® 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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