Low-THz Overhead Power Cable Signatures: The effect of surface features on Low-THz reflectivities

Ben Willetts, Marina Gashinova, Andrew Stove, Constantinos Constantinou, Edward Hoare, Emidio Marchetti

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The measurements presented in this paper show that feature extraction can be used to identify objects of interest by making use of the scattering present and angular resolution available when using low TeraHertz (low-THz) (0.1 THz-1 THz)
devices. The results shown were obtained by measuring two different types of overhead power cables of similar size but with different surface structure which causes the backscatter from each type of cable at 150GHz to be distinct. The measurements are supported by simulations made that incorporate Bragg mode
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadar Symposium (IRS), 2016 17th International
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025183
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2016
Event17th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2016 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 10 May 201612 May 2016


Conference17th International Radar Symposium, IRS 2016


  • Low-THz
  • Rough surface
  • Radar imaging, Radar cross-section, Electromagnetic reflection


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