Close range millimetre wave imaging

D. G. Macfarlane*, J. C G Lesurf, D. A. Robertson

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Abstract

The design and testing of a close range Passive Millimetre Wave (PMMW) scanning thermal imager is described. Whilst close range PMMW imaging has previously been applied to concealed weapon detection at ranges of a few metres, the imager under development here is designed to focus on targets at a range of a few tens of centimetres. In particular, the main design aim is to produce high resolution thermal maps suitable for medical imaging applications. Imaging at MMW frequencies offers greater penetration depths in lossy dielectric media than conventional infrared (IR) imagers, although there is an obvious trade-off in spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsR. Appleby, G.C. Holst, D.A. Wikner
Pages350-358
Number of pages9
Volume4719
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventInfrared and Passive, Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 3 Apr 20025 Apr 2002

Conference

ConferenceInfrared and Passive, Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period3/04/025/04/02

Keywords

  • Medical imaging
  • Millimetre wave
  • Passive imaging
  • Radiometry

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