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Developing an ANSI standard for image quality tools for the testing of active millimeter wave imaging systems
Author(s): Jeffrey Barber; Joseph Greca; Kevin Yam; James C. Weatherall; Peter R. Smith; Barry T. Smith
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Paper Abstract

In 2016, the millimeter wave (MMW) imaging community initiated the formation of a standard for millimeter wave image quality metrics. This new standard, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.59, will apply to active MMW systems for security screening of humans. The Electromagnetic Signatures of Explosives Laboratory at the Transportation Security Laboratory is supporting the ANSI standards process via the creation of initial prototypes for round-robin testing with MMW imaging system manufacturers and experts. Results obtained for these prototypes will be used to inform the community and lead to consensus objective standards amongst stakeholders. Images collected with laboratory systems are presented along with results of preliminary image analysis. Future directions for object design, data collection and image processing are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10189, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XX, 1018905 (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267194
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey Barber, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (United States)
Joseph Greca, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Kevin Yam, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
James C. Weatherall, Battelle Memorial Institute (United States)
Peter R. Smith, AASKI Technology, Inc. (United States)
Barry T. Smith, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10189:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XX
David A. Wikner; Duncan A. Robertson, Editor(s)

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