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Interrogation of an object for dimensional and topographical information

United States Patent

March 9, 2004
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Disclosed are systems, methods, devices, and apparatus to interrogate a clothed individual with electromagnetic radiation to determine one or more body measurements at least partially covered by the individual's clothing. The invention further includes techniques to interrogate an object with electromagnetic radiation in the millimeter and/or microwave range to provide a volumetric representation of the object. This representation can be used to display images and/or determine dimensional information concerning the object.
McMakin; Douglas L. (Richland, WA), Severtsen; Ronald H. (Richland, WA), Hall; Thomas E. (Richland, WA), Sheen; David M. (Richland, WA), Kennedy; Mike O. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
10/ 301,552
November 21, 2002
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.