Physical optics modeling for the optimization of millimetre-wave personnel scanners

Grafulla-Gonzalez, B., Lebart, K. and Harvey, A. R. (2006) Physical optics modeling for the optimization of millimetre-wave personnel scanners. In: Joint 31st International Conference on Infrared Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Teraherz Electronics, Shanghai, China, 18-22 Sep 2006, p. 223. ISBN 1424404002 (doi:10.1109/ICIMW.2006.368431)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICIMW.2006.368431

Abstract

Recent advances in mm-wave imaging show promise for the enhanced detection of threats hidden under clothes. This is particularly important for airport security. This paper focuses on a methodology, based on a comprehensive simulation of the physics of an imaging system, that aims to assess the potential of various modifications to the current systems. This offers low-cost and rapid exploration of the effects of various system parameters, such as imager polarization manipulation, frequency, coherence parameters etc. We report here on the effect of frequency on scene contrast.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harvey, Professor Andy
Authors: Grafulla-Gonzalez, B., Lebart, K., and Harvey, A. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Conference Digest of The 2006 Joint 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
ISBN:1424404002

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