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5 December 2012 Computer processing of image captured by the passive THz imaging device as an effective tool for its de-noising
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As it is well-known, passive THz imaging devices have big potential for solution of the security problem. Nevertheless, one of the main problems, which take place on the way of using these devices, consists in the low image quality of developed passive THz camera. To change this situation, it is necessary to improve the engineering characteristics (resolution, sensitivity and so on) of the THz camera or to use computer processing of the image. In our opinion, the last issue is more preferable because it is more inexpensive. Below we illustrate possibility of suppression of the noise of the image captured by three THz passive camera developed in CNU (Beijing. China). After applying the computer processing of the image, its quality enhances many times. Achieved quality in many cases becomes enough for the detection of the object hidden under opaque clothes. We stress that the performance of developed computer code is enough high and does not restrict the performance of passive THz imaging device. The obtained results demonstrate the high efficiency of our approach for the detection of hidden objects and they are a very promising solution for the security problem. Nevertheless, developing the new spatial filter for treatment of the THz image remains a modern problem at present time.
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Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, Vladislav V. Trofimov, Igor E. Kuchik, Cun-lin Zhang, Chao Deng, Yuan-meng Zhao, and Xin Zhang "Computer processing of image captured by the passive THz imaging device as an effective tool for its de-noising", Proc. SPIE 8562, Infrared, Millimeter-Wave, and Terahertz Technologies II, 856207 (5 December 2012);

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