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Angular dependence of source-target-detector in active mode standoff infrared detection
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Paper Abstract

Active mode standoff measurement using infrared spectroscopy were carried out in which the angle between target and the source was varied from 0-70° with respect to the surface normal of substrates containing traces of highly energetic materials (explosives). The experiments were made using three infrared sources: a modulated source (Mod-FTIR), an unmodulated source (UnMod-FTIR) and a scanning quantum cascade laser (QCL), part of a dispersive mid infrared (MIR) spectrometer. The targets consisted of PENT 200 μg/cm2 deposited on aluminum plates placed at 1 m from the sources. The evaluation of the three modalities was aimed at verifying the influence of the highly collimated laser beam in the detection in comparison with the other sources. The Mod-FTIR performed better than QCL source in terms of the MIR signal intensity decrease with increasing angle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8711, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XII, 871108 (6 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016153
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Leonardo C. Pacheco-Londoño, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (United States)
John R. Castro-Suarez, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (United States)
Joaquín A. Aparicio-Bolaños, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (United States)
Samuel P. Hernández-Rivera, Univ. of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8711:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense XII
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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