Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Extremely high-frequency holographic radar imaging of personnel and mail
Author(s): Douglas L. McMakin; David M. Sheen; Jeffery W. Griffin; Wayne M. Lechelt
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

The awareness of terrorists covertly transporting chemical warfare (CW) and biological warfare (BW) agents into government, military, and civilian facilities to harm the occupants has increased dramatically since the attacks of 9/11. Government and civilian security personnel have a need for innovative surveillance technology that can rapidly detect these lethal agents, even when they are hidden away in sealed containers and concealed either under clothing or in hand-carried items such as mailed packages or handbags. Sensor technology that detects BW and CW agents in mail or sealed containers carried under the clothing are under development. One promising sensor technology presently under development to detect these threats is active millimeter-wave holographic radar imaging, which can readily image concealed items behind paper, cardboard, and clothing. Feasibility imaging studies at frequencies greater than 40 GHz have been conducted to determine whether simulated biological or chemical agents concealed in mail packages or under clothing could be detected using this extremely high-frequency imaging technique. The results of this imaging study will be presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6201, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V, 62011W (10 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.668509
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas L. McMakin, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
David M. Sheen, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Jeffery W. Griffin, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)
Wayne M. Lechelt, Pacific Northwest National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6201:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense V
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top