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Direct detection antenna-coupled mmW sensors for the detection of explosive vapors
Author(s): Michael Gritz; Rafael Hernandez; Eli Gordon; Amedeo Larussi; Guy Zummo; Glenn Boreman; Leonard Chen
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Paper Abstract

The low vapor pressure and concentration of explosive such as TNT and RDX pose significant problems for the detection of explosive vapors in the mmW bands. For the positive identification of explosive vapors using an uncooled passive mmW imaging spectrometer with a low false alarm rate (FAR) requires an unprecedented sensitivity of <150 fW. We report on the recent development of a novel uncooled mmW antenna-coupled direct detector, which shows promise of meeting this requirement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6548, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology X, 65480J (1 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719449
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Gritz, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Rafael Hernandez, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Eli Gordon, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Amedeo Larussi, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Guy Zummo, CREOL, School of Optics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Glenn Boreman, CREOL, School of Optics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Leonard Chen, Raytheon Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6548:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology X
Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner, Editor(s)

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