Title page for ETD etd-12202011-114328

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Goltsman, Alexander Mark
Author's Email Address agoltsman@gmail.com
URN etd-12202011-114328
Title Three Dimensional Interferometric Imaging at Terahertz Frequency for Concealed Object Detection
Degree Master of Science
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Zaghloul, Amir I. Committee Chair
Mili, Lamine M. Committee Member
Pratt, Timothy J. Committee Member
  • Terahertz
  • interferometry
  • interferometric
  • three dimensional imaging
Date of Defense 2011-11-11
Availability unrestricted
This project was born out of the work performed by a group of researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) [1] [2] [3] working on interferometric imaging with a spiral array. Their investigation stopped at two dimensional imaging with a two dimensional array. In this thesis, their idea was developed further into the significantly more complex imaging with a three dimensional array. The general design of the NJIT [1] [2] [3] experiment was reproduced, studied, and modified in a manner that was theorized to enhance the experiment with the added ability to perform three dimensional imaging. The NJIT team [1] [2] [3] has developed their experiment to where they were able to accurately perform two dimensional imaging of two sources of equal intensity located at different distances from a spiral array. In this thesis, the equations used for two dimensional imaging are extrapolated into a three dimensional array application. This three dimensional imaging concept is simulated with MATLAB and the results presented and compared to the NJIT experimental results. [1] [2] [3] A proof of concept physical experiment is conducted and the results are compared to the MATLAB simulation. The results show that additional spatial information can be obtained from a three dimensional array that can enhance the information gleaned from images.
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