4 May 2007 Terahertz standoff imaging testbed design and performance for concealed weapon and device identification model development
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Proceedings Volume 6549, Terahertz for Military and Security Applications V; 654908 (2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723764
Event: Defense and Security Symposium, 2007, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
This paper describes the design and performance of the U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate's (NVESD), active 0.640-THz imaging testbed, developed in support of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's (DARPA) Terahertz Imaging Focal-Plane Technology (TIFT) program. The laboratory measurements and standoff images were acquired during the development of a NVESD and Army Research Laboratory terahertz imaging performance model. The imaging testbed is based on a 12-inch-diameter Off-Axis Elliptical (OAE) mirror designed with one focal length at 1 m and the other at 10 m. This paper will describe the design considerations of the OAE-mirror, dual-capability, active imaging testbed, as well as measurement/imaging results used to further develop the model.
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Charmaine C. Franck, Dave Lee, Richard L. Espinola, Steven R. Murrill, Eddie L. Jacobs, Steve T. Griffin, Douglas T. Petkie, Joe Reynolds, "Terahertz standoff imaging testbed design and performance for concealed weapon and device identification model development", Proc. SPIE 6549, Terahertz for Military and Security Applications V, 654908 (4 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723764; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.723764
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Terahertz radiation

Mirrors

Imaging systems

Receivers

Performance modeling

Sensors

Data acquisition

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