21 May 2014 Peculiarities of the detection and identification of substance at long distance
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Nowadays, the detection and identification of dangerous substances at long distance (several meters, for example) by using of THz pulse reflected from the object is an important problem. In this report we demonstrate possibility of THz signal measuring reflected from investigated object that is placed before a flat metallic mirror. A distance between the flat mirror and the parabolic mirror this mirror is equal to 3.5 meters. Therefore, at present time our measurements contain features of both transmission and reflection modes. The reflecting mirror is used because of weak average power of used femtosecond laser. Measurements were provided at room temperature and humidity about 60%. The aim of investigation was the detection of a substance in real condition. Chocolate and Cookies were used as samples for identification. We also discuss modified correlation criteria for the detection and identification of various substances using pulsed THz signal in the transmission and reflection mode at short distances of about 30-40 cm. These criteria are integral criteria in time and they are based on the SDA method. Proposed algorithms show both high probability of the substance identification and a reliability of realization in practice. We compare P-spectrum and SDA- methods in the paper and show that P-spectrum method is a partial case of SDAmethod.
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Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, Svetlana A. Varentsova, Vladislav V. Trofimov, Vasily V. Tikhomirov, "Peculiarities of the detection and identification of substance at long distance ", Proc. SPIE 9102, Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems VIII: Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, 910203 (21 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2049405; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2049405
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