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Discrimination and identification of RDX/PETN explosives by chemometrics applied to terahertz time-domain spectral imaging
Author(s): J. Bou-Sleiman; J.-B. Perraud; B. Bousquet; J.-P. Guillet; N. Palka; P. Mounaix
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Paper Abstract

Detection of explosives has always been a priority for homeland security. Jointly, terahertz spectroscopy and imaging are emerging and promising candidates as contactless and safe systems. In this work, we treated data resulting from hyperspectral imaging obtained by THz-time domain spectroscopy, with chemometric tools. We found efficient identification and sorting of targeted explosives in the case of pure and mixture samples. In this aim, we applied to images Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to discriminate between RDX, PETN and mixtures of the two materials, using the absorbance as the key-parameter. Then we applied Partial Least Squares-Discriminant Analysis (PLS-DA) to each pixel of the hyperspectral images to sort the explosives into different classes. The results clearly show successful identification and categorization of the explosives under study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2015
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9651, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology VIII, 965109 (21 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2197442
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J. Bou-Sleiman, IMS, CNRS, Bordeaux Univ. (France)
J.-B. Perraud, IMS, CNRS, Bordeaux Univ. (France)
B. Bousquet, CELIA, CNRS, Bordeaux Univ. (France)
J.-P. Guillet, IMS, CNRS, Bordeaux Univ. (France)
N. Palka, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Mounaix, IMS, CNRS, Bordeaux Univ. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9651:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology VIII
Neil A. Salmon; Eddie L. Jacobs, Editor(s)

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