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NEW – IWPC Tutorial

Microwave, Millimeterwave and Terahertz Sensor Systems for Security Applications

Basic Principles and System, Module, Device, Material and Packaging Technologies

February 19, 2007  

10:00 AM- 5:00 PM 

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286

Organized by the International Wireless Industry  Consortium


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9:00 AM


10:00 AM

1.     Introduction/motivation, 20 minutes 

  • Introduction and tutorial overview

  • The microwave, millimeterwave and terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum – definitions and properties

  • Applications

    • Concealed weapons, explosives and contraband detection

    • Aircraft landing aids and all-weather imaging

    • Border crossing and illegal alien detection

    • Through-the-wall imaging

    • Industrial and other inspection applications

2.     Microwave, Millimeterwave, Terahertz Imaging and Radar Concepts – 60 mins

  • Materials properties at microwave, millimeter and terahertz wavelengths, atmospheric propagation

  • Imaging fundamentals – contrast, resolution, sensitivity, barrier penetration, frequency

  • Spectroscopy and substance identification

3.     Microwave, Millimeterwave and Terahertz imaging  - 40 mins

  • Active and passive systems

  • Portal-based and stand-off imaging

  • Mechanical and electronic scanning

  • Spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

4.     Commercially available systems – 40 mins

  • Examples to illustrate the range of  systems available today, design approaches and key parameters

5.    Enabling Components  - 50 mins

  • Microwave and millimeterwave sources and detectors

  • Terahertz sources and detectors – electronic and photonic approaches

  • Scanning mechanisms and imaging arrays

  • Desirable performance and feature improvement

  • Modularization and Packaging Technologies

6.     Competing and complementary technologies – 30 mins

  • X-ray backscatter

  • Video and infrared imaging

  • Metal detectors

  • Trace explosive detectors

3:00 PM

Networking Break

3:30 PM

7.     Challenges and Trends - 40 mins

  • Cost, space, privacy, radiation

  • Signal processing and automatic detection

  • Sensor fusion and integration

10.    Summary, 20 minutes


11.    Open Discussion 

5:00 PM



7:00 PM  


Social and Networking 

Reception & Registration


Workshop on

Millimeterwave Sensor Solutions for
Government Security Applications



Tuesday/Wednesday, February 20/21, 2007


Workshop on 

Millimeterwave Sensor Solutions for
Government Security Applications

(Click here for agenda and registration) 





Dr. Mike Kemp

Dr Mike Kemp studied Natural Sciences at Downing College Cambridge and received his MA degree in Physics in 1975.  He completed his PhD in Radio Astronomy at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge before undertaking post-doctoral work in space science, image processing and medical imaging.  As a Managing Consultant at Logica, he worked in a wide variety of industries including telecommunications, energy and utilities, financial services, government and defense.   In 2002 he joined terahertz specialist, TeraView Ltd, as Senior Vice President responsible for the company’s programs in security screening and medical imaging.  During this time, Mike undertook some of the pioneering work in explosives detection using terahertz and developed prototype systems for the UK and US governments.

In 2006, Mike founded Iconal Technology Ltd which provides consulting services to Government and Industrial clients in the UK, Europe and USA in security technology and applications, including millimeter-wave and terahertz. He is a Member of IEE a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the NATO Expert Working Group on Explosives Detection.  Mike is a frequent presenter at technical and security conferences and has recently published a review article on the state-of-the-art in millimeterwave and terahertz technology.




IWPC Tutorials are available to IWPC members only.



Attendees will be provided with a copy of all course materials.


ALL Attendees will be asked to cover workshop costs such as conference room costs, food (lunch plus break), booklet copying, audio/visual costs, etc.


These costs will be $749. (USD) per person. (For IWPC Members, only.)


ALL Attendees will be asked to pay this fee in advance with either Visa, MasterCard, American Express, cash, personal check or business check.


Make checks payable to IWPC.



Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA  20171
Phone: 703-478-2900
Fax: 703-478-9286


Please contact the hotel directly for reservations. Mention the IWPC room block rate of $189.00 USD.  If making reservations on-line, please use "IWPC" as the group code.


Cut-off date for reservations is February 5, 2007. After that date rooms cannot be guaranteed at the IWPC rate.



A Computer Projector will be available for the speakers.


In addition, we audiotape all presentations and the interactive discussions. Post tutorial, the presentation will be made available to IWPC Members on the IWPC WEB site, along with “movies” of all presentations.



Business cards will be collected at the door from all attendees. We will make copies of these cards, which will be available to all who provided a business card.



Business casual suggested. No ties, please !!



IWPC will provide a handout binder with ALL presentation materials delivered to the IWPC on or before the deadline as well as a copy of all business cards.



Registration or Administrative: contact  Linda Showaker, +1 215 293 9000, [email protected]


Rene Douville, +1 613 860 1258, [email protected] 



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