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20 May 2005 Advances in bolometer-based passive imagers for homeland security and law enforcement
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Millimeter-wave (mmw) imagers offer advantages for numerous applications, including: all weather reconnaissance, search and rescue, law enforcement, and security screening for homeland defense. The use of bolometer-based imagers for mmw provides potential advantages of low power, small size, weight, and cost. In addition, bolometer-based imagers provide the unique capability of detection over an enormous spectral range, i.e., from mmw through the sub-mmw (from 100 GHz through greater than 1 THz). We report on high-resolution materials transmission measurements as well as advances in mmw imager architectures that seek to exploit improved imager sensitivity and resolution enabled by operation at sub-mmw and THz frequencies
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Michael Jack, Eli Gordon, Glenn Graham, Harold Fetterman, Ilya Dunayevskiy, and Russell Lombardo "Advances in bolometer-based passive imagers for homeland security and law enforcement", Proc. SPIE 5778, Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IV, (20 May 2005);


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