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THz all-electronic 3D imaging for safety and security applications
Author(s): Bernd M. Fischer; Yaël Demarty; Markus Schneider; Torsten Löffler; Andreas Keil; Holger Quast
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Paper Abstract

The ability of terahertz and millimeter-wave imaging to detect suspicious hidden objects underneath or in luggage has led to increased interest in these techniques. Several approaches have been demonstrated in the past few years, amongst which active, all-electronic terahertz imaging has proven to be particularly adapted for safety and security applications. It combines a large dynamic range and the ability to perform range measurements with increased spatial resolution. At the French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis (ISL), we use an all-electronic 3D imaging system for a comprehensive study on various suspicious objects and cloth types. We demonstrate an enhanced detection capability for hidden suspicious objects if the range information is extracted and visualized in appropriate ways.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7671, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IV: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, 767111 (27 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851434
Show Author Affiliations
Bernd M. Fischer, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
Yaël Demarty, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
Markus Schneider, French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (France)
Torsten Löffler, SynView GmbH (Germany)
Andreas Keil, SynView GmbH (Germany)
Holger Quast, SynView GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7671:
Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems IV: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense
Mehdi Anwar; Nibir K. Dhar; Thomas W. Crowe, Editor(s)

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