Comparison of terahertz technologies for detection and identification of explosives

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Beigang R., Biedron S. G. , Dyjak S., Ellrich F., Haakestad M. W. , Huebsch D., ...More

Conference on Terahertz Physics, Devices, and Systems VIII - Advanced Applications in Industry and Defense, Massachusetts, United States Of America, 5 - 06 May 2014, vol.9102 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 9102
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2050367
  • City: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States Of America


We present results on the comparison of different THz technologies for the detection and identification of a variety of explosives from our laboratory tests that were carried out in the framework of NATO SET-193 "THz technology for stand-off detection of explosives: from laboratory spectroscopy to detection in the field" under the same controlled conditions. Several laser-pumped pulsed broadband THz time-domain spectroscopy (TDS) systems as well as one electronic frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) device recorded THz spectra in transmission and/or reflection.