Phenomenology and system engineering of micro- and nano-antenna FPA sensors for detection of concealed weapons and improvised explosive devices

R. Appleby, S. Ferguson

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Abstract

The ability of millimetre wave and terahertz systems to penetrate clothing is well known. The fact that the transmission of clothing and the reflectivity of the body vary as a function of frequency is less so. Several instruments have now been developed to exploit this capability. The choice of operating frequency, however, has often been associated with the maturity and the cost of the enabling technology rather than a sound systems engineering approach. Top level user and systems requirements have been derived to inform the development of design concepts. Emerging micro and nano technology concepts have been reviewed and we have demonstrated how these can be evaluated against these requirements by simulation using OpenFx. Openfx is an open source suite of 3D tools for modeling, animation and visualization which has been modified for use at millimeter waves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Pagesnull
Volume8373
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
EventMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201227 Apr 2012

Conference

ConferenceMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period23/04/201227/04/2012

Keywords

  • Millimetre Wave
  • Terahertz
  • Concealed weapons
  • nano-antennas
  • micro-antenna
  • modelling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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