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Recent developments in people screening using terahertz technology: seeing the world through terahertz eyes
Author(s): Michael C. Kemp; Antony Glauser; Colin Baker
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Paper Abstract

Terahertz radiation, which lies between microwave and infrared, has been shown to have the potential to use very low levels of this non-ionising radiation to detect and identify objects, such as weapons and explosives, hidden under clothing. This paper describes recent work on the development of prototype systems using terahertz to provide new capabilities in people screening. In particular, it explores how hyperspectral terahertz imaging and the use of both specularly reflected and scattered terahertz radiation can enhance the detection of threat objects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6212, Terahertz for Military and Security Applications IV, 62120T (19 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666247
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Michael C. Kemp, Iconal Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Antony Glauser, TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Colin Baker, TeraView Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6212:
Terahertz for Military and Security Applications IV
Dwight L. Woolard; R. Jennifer Hwu; Mark J. Rosker; James O. Jensen, Editor(s)

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