Terahertz imaging performance model for concealed weapon identification

Eddie Jacobs, Ronald G. Driggers, Keith Krapels, Frank C. De Lucia, Douglas Petkie

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

6 Scopus citations


Terahertz imaging is becoming more viable for many applications due to advances in detector and emitter technologies. One of the applications for THz imaging is the detection and identification of concealed weapons (e.g., in airport security screening lines). The path described here provides an imaging performance model for the application of concealed weapon identification. The approach is the typical U.S. Army target acquisition model for sensor performance prediction coupled to the acquire methodology for weapon identification performance prediction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12
Pages (from-to)98-107
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventPassive Millimetre-Wave and Terahertz Imaging and Technology - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Oct 27 2004Oct 28 2004


  • Color
  • Electro-Optics Performance Modeling
  • Signal to Noise
  • Target Acquisition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Terahertz imaging performance model for concealed weapon identification'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this