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Detection of explosives using THz time domain spectroscopy

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Marc Châteauneuf, Jacques Dubois

DRDC/Valcartier (Canada)

Jean-François Allard, Daniel Houde, Denis Morris

Univ. de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 67962D (October 26, 2007); doi:10.1117/12.779375
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  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | June 04, 2007

abstract

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are a major threat to Canadian and allies troups involved in peacekeeping and minor conflict operations and despite their relative low technology they represent a major challenge in terms of detection and countermeasures. In order to provide tools to detect these threats, Defence Research & Development Canada - Valcartier initiated a research project to the feasibility of using terahertz (THz) radiations to detect and identify the presence of commonly used explosives and concealed weapons in a standoff method. This paper presents the initial results of the first year of the project and the future directions. A compact THz time domain spectroscopy was developed to build a THz signature table of commonly used explosives.

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Marc Châteauneuf ; Jacques Dubois ; Jean-François Allard ; Daniel Houde and Denis Morris
"Detection of explosives using THz time domain spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 6796, Photonics North 2007, 67962D (October 26, 2007); doi:10.1117/12.779375; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.779375


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