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Opportunity at Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, & Engr Center (AMRDEC)

Terahertz Spectroscopic Imaging

Location

USA Aviation and Missile Command, Quantum Optics

RO# Location
79.10.03.B6573 Redstone Arsenal, AL 358985248

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Everitt, Henry O. henry.o.everitt.civ@mail.mil 256.876.1623

Description

Research will focus on development and exploitation of spectroscopic imaging in the 0.1-1.0 THz spectral region. In addition to traditional vapor phase single- and double-resonance molecular spectroscopy, research activities include molecular spectroscopy in non-cooperative environments (ambient atmosphere, cluttered by obscurants, nonequilibrium states); passive and active stand-off imaging of THz emitters and absorbers; nondestructive far-field and near-field imaging of materials and targets through various obfuscating coatings, films, and overlayers; and development of coherent imaging techniques including holography, tomography, synthetic aperture RADAR, and inverse synthetic aperture microscopy. Applications include (1) stand-off and point detection and imaging of chemical and biological agents, toxins, and trace gases using passive and active techniques; and (2) imaging of obscured objects, including nondestructive testing of material defects, using resonant excitation of submillimeter features. In addition, honest broker research is performed to assess the practical potential for THz radiation to solve other problems of military interest, including autonomous agent detection; seeing through walls and obscurants; stealthy, high bandwidth communications; collision avoidance; and advanced radar. Supporting all these activities, THz technology and techniques are developed that enable practical deployment of THz capabilities.

 

Keywords:
Terahertz; Molecular spectroscopy; Imaging; Holography; RADAR;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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