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Image reconstruction and optimization using a terahertz scanned imaging system
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Paper Abstract

Due to the limited number of array detection architectures in the millimeter wave to terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum, imaging schemes with scan architectures are typically employed. In these configurations the interplay between the frequencies used to illuminate the scene and the optics used play an important role in the quality of the formed image. Using a multiplied Schottky-diode based terahertz transceiver operating at 340 GHz, in a stand-off detection scheme; the effect of image quality of a metal target was assessed based on the scanning speed of the galvanometer mirrors as well as the optical system that was constructed. Background effects such as leakage on the receiver were minimized by conditioning the signal at the output of the transceiver. Then, the image of the target was simulated based on known parameters of the optical system and the measured images were compared to the simulation. By using an image quality index based on χ2 algorithm the simulated and measured images were found to be in good agreement with a value of χ2 = 0 .14. The measurements as shown here will aid in the future development of larger stand-off imaging systems that work in the terahertz frequency range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9250, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II, 925005 (13 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2064827
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İhsan Ozan Yıldırım, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Vedat A. Özkan, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Fırat İdikut, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Taylan Takan, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)
Asaf Behzat Şahin, Yildirim Beyazit Univ. (Turkey)
Hakan Altan, Middle East Technical Univ. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9250:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VIII; and Military Applications in Hyperspectral Imaging and High Spatial Resolution Sensing II
Gary Kamerman; Gary J. Bishop; Ainsley Killey; Ove Steinvall; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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