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Naval special warfare PMMW data collection results
Author(s): Bradley T. Blume; Jody L. Wood-Putnam; Frank Downs
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Paper Abstract

Coastal Systems Station under the sponsorship of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) is exploring the use of a Passive Millimeter Wave (PMMW) sensor for Naval Special Warfare applications. The technology of passive millimeter wave imaging will provide the capability to do concealed object detection, zero visibility navigation, and clandestine passive markers. Nichols Research Corporation and Coastal Systems Station (CSS) have conducted a feasibility assessment of PMMW sensors to meet NSwt NSW mission requirements. The assessment began with a mission requirements analysis which will provided the measure of effectiveness for the performance evaluations. Following the requirement analysis, a technology survey was conducted to determine the state of the art of PMMW imaging. Performance analysis were conducted to compare the capabilities of the PMMW imager to the measures of effectiveness. Data collections using existing PMMW imaging devices, developed by Eglin AFB, were conducted to validate the modeling results and provide empirical system performance, and phenomenology data. This paper will present results from the PMMW data collection effort.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3378, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology II, (21 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319391
Show Author Affiliations
Bradley T. Blume, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
Jody L. Wood-Putnam, Naval Coastal Systems Station (United States)
Frank Downs, Naval Coastal Systems Station (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3378:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology II
Roger M. Smith, Editor(s)

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