29 April 2009 Suicide bomber detection
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The chance of suicide bomber attacks against troops in the Theatre of Operations is currently quite high. Most of the time checkpoints and compound gates are not equipped with the appropriate equipment to screen for potential suicide bombers. The ultimate solution would be to be able to perform stand-off screening under various weather conditions whilst avoiding contact between Force Protection personnel and potential suicide bombers. Radiation in the millimeterwave and the lower Terahertz range, having the useful property of being able to penetrate clothing in addition to fog and rain, makes it a clear candidate for imaging in this situation. A study has been made simulating real case scenarios to test practical detection performance and stand-off distances at a range of frequencies in this band, the results of which will be presented.
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Naomi Alexander, Naomi Alexander, Carlos Callejero, Carlos Callejero, Franco Fiore, Franco Fiore, Ignacio Gómez, Ignacio Gómez, Ramón Gonzalo, Ramón Gonzalo, Álvaro Enríquez de Luna, Álvaro Enríquez de Luna, Iñigo Ederra, Iñigo Ederra, Inés Palacios, Inés Palacios, } "Suicide bomber detection", Proc. SPIE 7309, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology XII, 73090D (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818614; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.818614

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