94 GHz Radiometer for Benchmarking its Operational Parameters for the Remote Detecton of Concealed Threat

Kumar, Ashok; Jassal, B. S.
September 2015
Defence Science Journal;Sep2015, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p367
Academic Journal
Standoff detection of concealed threat, using millimeter wave radiometer, is being experimented worldwide for enhancing the frame rate and detection probability, as an alternative to personnel frisking, for enhancing passenger service rate and avoiding exposure to harmful radiations. The development of 94 GHz Dicke radiometer and experimentation to bench mark its operational parameters like spatial sampling rate, scan rate and dwell time for the detection of concealed threat, under the fabrics of a human is described. The experimentation provided operational methodology and imaging phenomenology in a given background for the detection of metallic threats. The experimental results have established that radiometer can be considered as an alternate to frisking of personnel and celebrities at public places for security reasons.


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