HEB hot electron bolometer

HMX cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IHVS Intelligent Highway Vehicle System

IMPATT Impact Ionization Avalanche Transit Time

LHR London Heathrow Airport

LMDS Local Multipoint Distribution System

LNA low-noise amplifier

LO local oscillator

MMIC monolithic microwave integrated circuit

MTBF mean time before failure

NaCl sodium chloride

NRC National Research Council

OSU Ohio State University

PE4 plastic explosive

PETN pentaerythritol tetranitrate

PNNL Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

PSI Physical Sciences, Inc.

QC Quantum Cascade

RDX cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine

RF radio frequency

RTD Resonant Tunneling Diode

SDT signal detection theory

SLED Super Luminescent Diode

STD standard

TIFT Terahertz Imaging Focal Plane Array Technology

TNT trinitrotoluene

TSA Transportation Security Administration

TSL Transportation Security Laboratory

TTDS terahertz time domain spectroscopy

TUNNETT Tunnel Injection Transit Time

UCSB University of California at Santa Barbara

VED vacuum electronic device

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