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Demonstration of a passive, low-noise, millimeter-wave detector array for imaging
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Paper Abstract

The design of a millimeter-wave (MMW) camera is presented. The camera is meant to serve as a demonstration platform for a new 32-channel MMW detector array that requires no pre-amplification prior to detection. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and several contractors for four years to develop an affordable MMW detector array technology suitable for use in a large staring array. The camera described uses one particular embodiment of detector array that resulted from the program. This paper reviews the design of the MMW optics that will be used to form imagery with the linear array and the tradeoffs made in that design. Also presented are the results of laboratory tests of the detector array that were made at both ARL and NIST.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7309, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII, 730909 (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821197
Show Author Affiliations
David Wikner, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Erich Grossman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7309:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII
Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner, Editor(s)

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