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Title: Non-destructive Terahertz & Thermography Technology Development and Fleet Integration

Authors: Matthew Sheehan

Abstract: Terahertz (THz) Imaging is a non-destructive testing and evaluation technology that allows you to ''see" inside or through many solid objects to detect defects in target structures or mate- rial. The technology uses frequencies between the microwave and infrared bands in the electromagnetic spectrum and is considered biologically safe, unlike X-rays. The beams cannot penetrate through metal but are absorbed by water. Currently, THz technology is used for security screening at airports, medical, imaging, drug, biological, chemical weapons classification and non-invasive failure analysis.