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Detection of a concealed object

United States Patent

April 29, 2008
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Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to determine if a clothed individual is carrying a suspicious, concealed object. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual through interrogation with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range. In one form, image data corresponding to intensity of reflected radiation and differential depth of the reflecting surface is received and processed to detect the suspicious, concealed object.
Keller; Paul E. (Richland, WA), Hall; Thomas E. (Kennewick, WA), McMakin; Douglas L. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 697,965
October 30, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DE-AC0676RLO1830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.