30 October 2007 Detection of explosives using THz time domain spectroscopy
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Proceedings Volume 6796, Photonics North 2007; 67962D (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.779375
Event: Photonics North 2007, 2007, Ottawa, Canada
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.
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Marc Châteauneuf, Marc Châteauneuf, Jacques Dubois, Jacques Dubois, Jean-François Allard, Jean-François Allard, Daniel Houde, Daniel Houde, Denis Morris, Denis Morris, } "Detection of explosives using THz time domain spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 67962D (30 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.779375; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.779375
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