Standoff detection of weapons and contraband in the 100 GHz to 1 THz region

Roger Appleby, H. Bruce Wallace

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The techniques and technologies currently being investigated to detect weapons and contraband concealed on persons under clothing are reviewed. The basic phenomenology of the atmosphere and materials that must be understood in order to realize such a system are discussed. The component issues and architectural designs needed to realize systems are outlined. Some conclusions with respect to further technology developments are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2944-2956
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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