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Electronic scanning for passive millimeter-wave imaging
Author(s): Neil Anthony Salmon; Steve Hayward; Richard L. Walke; Roger Appleby
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the feasibility and requirements of scanning passive millimetre wave imaging systems based on the latest electronic technologies. The sensitivities, bandwidths and field-of-views of imaging radiometers are examined on the basis of large numbers (several hundreds) of distributed antennas and receivers. Transfer functions and point spread functions, of minimum redundant arrays for imaging, are calculated and the effects of phase stability assessed. Possible future directions of passive millimetre imaging, enabled by the storage of pre-detection radiometric data, are highlighted..

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5077, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VI and Radar Sensor Technology VII, (20 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.484870
Show Author Affiliations
Neil Anthony Salmon, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Steve Hayward, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Richard L. Walke, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)
Roger Appleby, QinetiQ (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5077:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology VI and Radar Sensor Technology VII
Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner; Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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