Terahertz Science and Technology for Military and Security Applications

Terahertz Science and Technology for Military and Security Applications

eBook - 2007
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from Mid-IR to THz (R Song et al.); Ambient Air Used as the Nonlinear Media for THz Wave Generation (X Xie et al.); Time Domain Terahertz Imaging of Threats in Luggage and Personnel (D Zimdars et al.); Designed Self-Organization for Molecular Optoelectronic Sensors (M Norton); An Optically-Triggered I-RTD Hybrid THz Oscillator Design (D Woolard et al.); New Technique to Suppress Sidelobe Clutter in Perimeter Security Systems (G W Webb et al.); Remote Identification of Foreign Subjects (A Sokolnikov); and other papers. Readership: University researchers in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, biology; students and small business efforts in high-frequency electronics and sensors; as a supplement for graduate courses.
The inherent advantages and potential payoffs of the terahertz (THz) regime for military and security applications serve as an important driver for interest in new THz-related science and technology. In particular, the very rapid growth in more recent years is arguably most closely linked to the potential payoffs of THz sensing and imaging (THz-S&I). This book presents some of the leading fundamental research efforts towards the realization of practical THz-S&I capabilities for military and security applications. Relevant subjects include theoretical prediction and/or measurement of THz spectroscopic phenomenon in solid-state materials such as high explosives (e.g. HMX, PETN, RDX, TNT, etc.), carbon-fiber composites, biological agents (e.g. DNA, RNA, proteins, amino acids) and organic-semiconductor nanostructures. Individual papers also address the effective utilization of state-of-the-art THz-frequency technology in military and security relevant scenarios such as standoff S&I, screening of packages and personnel, and perimeter defense. Technical papers introduce novel devices and/or concepts that enhance THz source and detector performance, enabling completely new types of sensor functionality at THz frequency (e.g. detection at nanoscale/molecular levels), and defining new and innovative sensing modalities (e.g. remote personnel identification) for defense and security. Therefore, the collective research presented here represents a valuable source of information on the evolving field of THz-S&I for military and security applications. Sample Chapter(s). Foreword (106 KB). Chapter 1: Development of Computational Methodologies for the Prediction and Analysis of Solid-State Terahertz Spectra (1,347 KB). Contents: Fire Damage on Carbon Fiber Materials Characterized by THz Waves (N Karpowicz et al.); Fingerprinting Insulins in the Spectral Region
Publisher: River Edge : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2007
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9789812771803
9789812771797
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (261 pages)

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