Frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar is an approach able of measure distance between the target and the antenna. This method is well known method in the GHz domain and this now developped in the terahertz range for short range non destructive test.

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Guided Reflectometry Imaging Unit using Millimeter Wave FMCW Radars

In this paper published in july 2020 in IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology, we present a reflectometry sensing system associated with a frequency modulated continuous wave radar. Then, a solid immersion lens is added to the system to improve the resolution. Abstract of terahertz reflectometry setup Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar systems…

Paris Air Show 2019

As part of the Saphyr project, photonic and aeronautic prototypes from the Aquitaine region will be presented at the Paris Air show 2019. Visit our booth A120 Hall 4 to discuss terahertz waves applied to non-destructive testing. This project is in collaboration between the IMS laboratory (Laser & Terahertz Test Team) and R&D Vision.

Terahertz frequency modulated continuous wave imaging advanced data processing for art painting analysis

In this paper, we focus on data processing applied to terahertz FMCW measurement of a painting. Investigated paintings FMCW radar processing The proposed approach consist to use longitudinal information of FMCW signal to adjust amplitude. This calibration process was tested on a stepped target and then on the investigated painting, giving a more homogeneous result,…

Art Painting Diagnostic Before Restoration with Terahertz and Millimeter Waves

Introduction Terahertz time domain imaging, FMCW and spectroscopy are useful tools for art restorer to inspect paintings and other cultural. Thanks to the different terahertz equipments present on the terahertz platform in Bordeaux, we have set up collaborations with art restorers and researchers working on the analysis of works of art with terahertz. This article presents…