Terahertz for Homeland Security and Defense
TeraView has consistently been at the forefront of the applications of terahertz technology in defense and homeland security since its inception. Our technology can safely, non-invasively and quickly image through different types of clothing and other concealment and confusion materials.
Application areas of terahertz technology:
Detect and identify hidden explosives materials in an automated fashion without operator interpretation.
Safe for screening people to detect metallic and non-metallic objects through clothing and other materials.
Investigate the contents of envelopes and paper packages without opening them.
Detection of noxious or dangerous gases such as Hydrogen cyanide and Ammonia.
Terahertz has major advantages over other technologies; it is sensitive to the presence of explosives, which is a major improvement over the standard 'metal-only' detectors currently deployed. Unlike X-Rays, terahertz does not use ionizing radiation and is safe. The ability to use software to automatically recognize terahertz fingerprints also eliminates the need for operator interpretation of complex images as well as the significant privacy concerns that have plagued both millimeter wave and X-Ray technologies.
The company has a collaborative agreement with the Goodrich Corporation. They manufacture terahertz systems to detect airborne chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals, which are being developed with support from the US Department of Homeland Security. Potential applications include deployment in government buildings, transportation and other public facilities and on the battlefield.