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Computer processing of image captured by the passive THz imaging device as an effective tool for its de-noising
Author(s): Vyacheslav A. Trofimov; Vladislav V. Trofimov; Igor E. Kuchik; Cun-lin Zhang; Chao Deng; Yuan-meng Zhao; Xin Zhang
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Paper Abstract

As it is well-known, passive THz imaging devices have big potential for solution of the security problem. Nevertheless, one of the main problems, which take place on the way of using these devices, consists in the low image quality of developed passive THz camera. To change this situation, it is necessary to improve the engineering characteristics (resolution, sensitivity and so on) of the THz camera or to use computer processing of the image. In our opinion, the last issue is more preferable because it is more inexpensive. Below we illustrate possibility of suppression of the noise of the image captured by three THz passive camera developed in CNU (Beijing. China). After applying the computer processing of the image, its quality enhances many times. Achieved quality in many cases becomes enough for the detection of the object hidden under opaque clothes. We stress that the performance of developed computer code is enough high and does not restrict the performance of passive THz imaging device. The obtained results demonstrate the high efficiency of our approach for the detection of hidden objects and they are a very promising solution for the security problem. Nevertheless, developing the new spatial filter for treatment of the THz image remains a modern problem at present time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2012
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 8562, Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies II, 856207 (5 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.981860
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Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Vladislav V. Trofimov, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Igor E. Kuchik, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Cun-lin Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Chao Deng, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Yuan-meng Zhao, Capital Normal Univ. (China)
Xin Zhang, Capital Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8562:
Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies II
Cunlin Zhang; Xi-Cheng Zhang; He Li; Sheng-Cai Shi, Editor(s)

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