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Toward the detection of bioparticles by radar in the THz region

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5 Author(s)
Brown, E.R. ; California Univ., Los Angeles, CA, USA ; Woolard, D.L. ; Samuels, A.C. ; Globus, T.
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A first-pass analysis is carried out of a 421 GHz coherent radar to detect the presence of a bioparticle cloud at a stand-off of 1 km. Compared to the incoherent radar performance under identical field conditions, the coherent system achieves a post-demodulator signal-to-noise ratio roughly 300 times higher and far superior probabilities of detection and false alarm.

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Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 2002. Conference Digest. Twenty Seventh International Conference on

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26-26 Sept. 2002