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Detection of explosives using THz time domain spectroscopy
Author(s): Marc Châteauneuf; Jacques Dubois; Jean-François Allard; Daniel Houde; Denis Morris
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Paper Abstract

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a major threat to Canadian and allies troups involved in peacekeeping and minor conflict operations and despite their relative low technology they represent a major challenge in terms of detection and countermeasures. In order to provide tools to detect these threats, Defence Research & Development Canada - Valcartier initiated a research project to the feasibility of using terahertz (THz) radiations to detect and identify the presence of commonly used explosives and concealed weapons in a standoff method. This paper presents the initial results of the first year of the project and the future directions. A compact THz time domain spectroscopy was developed to build a THz signature table of commonly used explosives.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 October 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 67962D (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779375
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Châteauneuf, DRDC/Valcartier (Canada)
Jacques Dubois, DRDC/Valcartier (Canada)
Jean-François Allard, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)
Daniel Houde, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)
Denis Morris, Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6796:
Photonics North 2007
John Armitage, Editor(s)

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