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Development of a contrast phantom for active millimeter-wave imaging systems
Author(s): Jeffrey Barber; James C. Weatherall; Carolyn S. Brauer; Barry T. Smith
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Paper Abstract

As the development of active millimeter wave imaging systems continues, it is necessary to validate materials that simulate the expected response of explosives. While physics-based models have been used to develop simulants, it is desirable to image both the explosive and simulant together in a controlled fashion in order to demonstrate success. To this end, a millimeter wave contrast phantom has been created to calibrate image grayscale while controlling the configuration of the explosive and simulant such that direct comparison of their respective returns can be performed. The physics of the phantom are described, with millimeter wave images presented to show successful development of the phantom and simulant validation at GHz frequencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8019, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X, 80190G (2 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.888866
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey Barber, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
James C. Weatherall, SRA International, Inc. (United States)
Carolyn S. Brauer, Transportation Security Lab. (United States)
Barry T. Smith, Transportation Security Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8019:
Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense X
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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