Advanced Imaging Technology Automated Target Recognition – TSA Blog

Automated Target Recognition (ATR) has been making the news a lot lately…So what in the heck is ATR? It’s software that’s used with Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) and displays a computer generated, generic human image (you’ve probably heard it referred to as an Avatar) on the monitor attached to the AIT machine. It highlights areas on the image to show where anomalies may exist. It does not display the actual image of the passenger like the current technology does.