Imaging for concealed weapon detection

Hua Mei Chen, Seungsin Lee, Raghuveer M. Rao, Mohamed Adel Slamani, Pramod K. Varshney

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The Concealed Weapon Detection (CWD) program was started in 1995 with the goal of deploying automatic detection and recognition of concealed weapons. Under this program, many imaging sensors are being developed. Of the various methods being considered, passive millimeter wave (MMW) imaging sensors offer the best near-term potential for providing a noninvasive method of observing metallic and plastic objects concealed underneath common clothing. When combined with advanced CCD-based video processing systems, an active surveillance system capable of detecting concealed weapons is expected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-61
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Signal Processing Magazine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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