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3D millimetre-wave scanner for luggage and parcels
Author(s): Helmut Essen; Ralph Zimmermann; Sebastian Hantscher; Nils Pohl
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Paper Abstract

In the framework of a project [1] dealing with the enforcement of harbor security, a radar based luggage and parcel scanner was developed, with the inherent characteristics of the use of non ionizing radiation and thus without any health hazards for the involved people. The development of hardware and imaging software, based upon near field synthetic aperture algorithms, and fast mechanical scanning is described and first results of high resolution images of threat objects within parcels are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8544, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology V, 854406 (26 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.974866
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Helmut Essen, Maxonic GmbH (Germany)
Ralph Zimmermann, Maxonic GmbH (Germany)
Sebastian Hantscher, Fraunhofer FHR (Germany)
Nils Pohl, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8544:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology V
Neil Anthony Salmon; Eddie L. Jacobs, Editor(s)

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