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Phenomenology of passive multi-band submillimeter-wave imagery
Author(s): Sissi Enestam; Perttu Kajatkari; Olli Kivimäki; Mikko M. Leivo; Anssi Rautiainen; Aleksi A. Tamminen; Arttu R. Luukanen
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Paper Abstract

In 2015, Asqella Oy commercialized a passive multi-band submillimeter-wave camera system intended for use in walk-by personnel security screening applications. In this paper we study the imagery acquired with the prototype of the ARGON passive multi-band submm-wave video camera. To challenge the system and test its limits, imagery has been obtained in various environments with varying background surface temperatures, with people of different body types, with different clothing materials and numbers of layers of clothing and with objects of different materials. In addition to the phenomenological study, we discuss the detection statistics of the system, evaluated by running blind trials with human operators. While significant improvements have been made particularly in the software side since the beginning of the testing, the obtained imagery enables a comprehensive evaluation of the capabilities and challenges of the multiband submillimeter-wave imaging system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9830, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX, 98300B (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229029
Show Author Affiliations
Sissi Enestam, Asqella Oy (Finland)
Perttu Kajatkari, Asqella Oy (Finland)
Olli Kivimäki, Asqella Oy (Finland)
Mikko M. Leivo, Asqella Oy (Finland)
Anssi Rautiainen, Asqella Oy (Finland)
Aleksi A. Tamminen, Asqella Oy (Finland)
Arttu R. Luukanen, Asqella Oy (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9830:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX
David A. Wikner; Arttu R. Luukanen, Editor(s)

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