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Detecting concealed objects at a checkpoint

United States Patent

July 29, 2008
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Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to interrogate a clothed individual with electromagnetic radiation to determine if a concealed object is being carried. This determination includes establishing data corresponding to an image of the individual with a pair of opposed, semi-cylindrical array panels each configured to interrogate the individual with electromagnetic radiation in the 200 MHz to 1 THz range.
McMakin; Douglas L. (Richland, WA), Hall; Thomas E. (Kennewick, WA), Sheen; David M. (Richland, WA), Severtsen; Ronald H. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 697,848
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.