30 April 2009 Demonstration of a passive, low-noise, millimeter-wave detector array for imaging
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Proceedings Volume 7309, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII; 730909 (2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821197
Event: SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, 2009, Orlando, Florida, United States
Abstract
The design of a millimeter-wave (MMW) camera is presented. The camera is meant to serve as a demonstration platform for a new 32-channel MMW detector array that requires no pre-amplification prior to detection. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have worked with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and several contractors for four years to develop an affordable MMW detector array technology suitable for use in a large staring array. The camera described uses one particular embodiment of detector array that resulted from the program. This paper reviews the design of the MMW optics that will be used to form imagery with the linear array and the tradeoffs made in that design. Also presented are the results of laboratory tests of the detector array that were made at both ARL and NIST.
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David Wikner, Erich Grossman, "Demonstration of a passive, low-noise, millimeter-wave detector array for imaging", Proc. SPIE 7309, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII, 730909 (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821197; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.821197
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