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Overview of current technology in MMW radiometric sensors for law enforcement applications
Author(s): David D. Ferris Jr.; Nicholas C. Currie
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the current state-of-the-art in millimeter-wave radiometric imagers being developed for law enforcement use within the United States. The most prevalent application at present is the detection of concealed weapons (guns, knives, etc.) with a secondary application involving the detection of drugs and explosives. Three main topics will be addressed: the phenomenology of concealed weapon detection at millimeter wavelengths, the promise and short comings of first generation radiometric imagers, and the characteristics of second generation systems currently under development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4032, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology IV, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391821
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David D. Ferris Jr., Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Nicholas C. Currie, Stiefvater Consultants, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4032:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology IV
Roger M. Smith; Roger Appleby, Editor(s)

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