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Active Terahertz Imaging for Security

Hübers, Heinz-Wilhelm and Ewert, Uwe and Hansen, K.P. and Ritchie, D. and Merkel, H. and Nuscheler, F. and Döngi, F. and Ries, H. and Tredicucci, A. and Koch, M. and Bradshaw, J. and Tropper, A. and Langer, M. and Sieber, A. (2006) Active Terahertz Imaging for Security. In: 2006 International Forum on Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging. 2nd Workshop on Terahertz Technology, 2006-03-01 - 2006-03-02, Kaiserslautern (Germany).

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Suicide bombers and anonymous mail attacks have become serious threats word wide. Since X-ray is difficult to apply for personnel scans due to radiation safety regulations, new technologies for remote detection of threats are required. Also fast and reliable technologies are needed to detect threats hidden in mail or similar. Due to their unique properties terahertz (THz) rays offer an alternative inspection method, which can cope with these new challenges. In response to the European Commissions first call for proposals in the frame of the Preparatoy Action in the Field of Security Research (PASR 2004) a proposal "Active Terahertz Imaging for Security (TeraSec)" was submitted by a consortium of 14 European research organizations, universities and industrial partners. The proposal was selected for funding in July 2004. The goal of this project is to improve security by developing technology, which will allow detecting threats, explosives, pathogens and chemicals hidden by a person or inside objects such as letters or luggage. The technology is based on THz radiation and advanced sensor concepts. In combiantion with existing sensors this may eventually lead to an increased level of security at public places for example airports. In this presentation an overview about the objectives of TeraSec, technological apporaches, and preliminary results will be given.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/43960/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Active Terahertz Imaging for Security
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Ewert, UweBundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Berlin, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hansen, K.P.Crystal Fibre A/S, Birkerod, DenmarkUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ritchie, D.University on Cambridge, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Merkel, H.Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Gothenburg, SwedenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Döngi, F.Jena Optronik GmbH. Jena, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ries, H.Smiths Heimann GmbH., Wiesbaden, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tredicucci, A.Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Bradshaw, J.Teraview Ltd., Cambridge, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tropper, A.University of Southampton, UKUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Langer, M.Diehl BGT Defence GmbH. & Co. KG, Überlingen, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Sieber, A.Joint Research Centre, Ispra, ItalyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:March 2006
Journal or Publication Title:2006 International Forum on Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:THz rays, security research, terahertz imaging, detecting threats, explosives, pathogens, chemicals, security at airports
Event Title:2nd Workshop on Terahertz Technology
Event Location:Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-03-01 - 2006-03-02
Organizer:VDI, IPM
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:L SF - Safe and Efficient Air Traffic Guidance (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L SF - Safe and Efficient Air Traffic Guidance
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human Factors and Safety in Aeronautics (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Deposited By: Hübers, Dr. Heinz-Wilhelm
Deposited On:10 Oct 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 12:56

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