20 July 2000 Overview of current technology in MMW radiometric sensors for law enforcement applications
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This paper discusses the current state-of-the-art in millimeter-wave radiometric imagers being developed for law enforcement use within the United States. The most prevalent application at present is the detection of concealed weapons (guns, knives, etc.) with a secondary application involving the detection of drugs and explosives. Three main topics will be addressed: the phenomenology of concealed weapon detection at millimeter wavelengths, the promise and short comings of first generation radiometric imagers, and the characteristics of second generation systems currently under development.
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David D. Ferris, Nicholas C. Currie, "Overview of current technology in MMW radiometric sensors for law enforcement applications", Proc. SPIE 4032, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology IV, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391821
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