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Commercialization aspects of a MMW camera
Author(s): Al Pergande; Lee Mirth; Larry T. Anderson; Paul Benson
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Paper Abstract

Successful demonstration of a video rate 94 GHz camera for concealed weapons detection has lead to interest in commercialization of this system. Besides the basic physics of object detection, there are many details a practical system needs to consider for the transition from experiment to product. We describe improvements in the RF modules, back end electronics, and user interface, along with additional video images captured with the improved system. RF module improvements include better low noise amplifiers and RF switches, along with a two-temperature calibration method resulting in a noticeable improvement in image quality. Analog electronics now have a more rapid offset correction, better stability, and better dynamic range. The user interface will now permit image fusion and other user- friendly features. Indoor experiments with active illumination are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 August 2002
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4708, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement, (14 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.479304
Show Author Affiliations
Al Pergande, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Lee Mirth, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Larry T. Anderson, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)
Paul Benson, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4708:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Defense and Law Enforcement
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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