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Suicide bomber detection
Author(s): Naomi Alexander; Carlos Callejero; Franco Fiore; Ignacio Gómez; Ramón Gonzalo; Álvaro Enríquez de Luna; Iñigo Ederra; Inés Palacios
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Paper Abstract

The chance of suicide bomber attacks against troops in the Theatre of Operations is currently quite high. Most of the time checkpoints and compound gates are not equipped with the appropriate equipment to screen for potential suicide bombers. The ultimate solution would be to be able to perform stand-off screening under various weather conditions whilst avoiding contact between Force Protection personnel and potential suicide bombers. Radiation in the millimeterwave and the lower Terahertz range, having the useful property of being able to penetrate clothing in addition to fog and rain, makes it a clear candidate for imaging in this situation. A study has been made simulating real case scenarios to test practical detection performance and stand-off distances at a range of frequencies in this band, the results of which will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7309, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII, 73090D (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818614
Show Author Affiliations
Naomi Alexander, Alfa Imaging S.A. (Spain)
Carlos Callejero, Alfa Imaging S.A. (Spain)
Franco Fiore, NATO C3 Agency (Netherlands)
Ignacio Gómez, Alfa Imaging S.A. (Spain)
Ramón Gonzalo, Public Univ. of Navarra (Spain)
Álvaro Enríquez de Luna, Spanish Navy Research and Development Ctr. (Spain)
Iñigo Ederra, Public Univ. of Navarra (Spain)
Inés Palacios, Public Univ. of Navarra (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7309:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII
Roger Appleby; David A. Wikner, Editor(s)

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