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Concealed threat detection with the IRAD sub-millimeter wave 3D imaging radar
Author(s): Duncan A. Robertson; Scott L. Cassidy; Ben Jones; Anthony Clark
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Paper Abstract

Sub-millimeter wave 3D imaging radar is a promising technology for the stand-off detection of threats concealed on people. The IRAD 340 GHz 3D imaging radar uses polarization intensity information to identify signatures associated with concealed threats. We report on an extensive trials program which has been carried out involving dozens of individual subjects wearing a variety of different clothing to evaluate the detection of a wide range of threat and benign items. We have developed an automatic algorithm to run on the radar which yields a level of anomaly indication in real time. Statistical analysis of the large volume of recorded data has enabled performance metrics for the radar system to be evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9078, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVII, 907805 (9 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053023
Show Author Affiliations
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Scott L. Cassidy, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Ben Jones, Home Office Ctr. for Applied Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Anthony Clark, Home Office Ctr. for Applied Science and Technology (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9078:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVII
David A. Wikner; Arttu R. Luukanen, Editor(s)

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