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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2011, Article ID 275682, 9 pages
Research Article

A Continuous Millimeter-Wave Imaging Scanner for Art Conservation Science

1Laboratoire Ondes et Matière d'Aquitaine, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS UMR 5798, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence, France
2ALPhANOV, Centre Technologique Optique et Lasers, 351 Cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence, France
3Laboratoire TRansfert Ecoulements FLuides et Energétique (TREFLE), Université de Bordeaux, CNRS-ENSAM UMR 8508, 33405 Talence, France
4Institut de Biochimie et Génétique Cellulaires, Université de Bordeaux, CNRS UMR 5095, 1 rue Camille Saint-Saëns, 33077 Bordeaux, France
5Museum of Aquitaine, 20 Cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France

Received 31 May 2011; Accepted 27 August 2011

Academic Editor: Krikor Ozanyan

Copyright © 2011 Ayesha Younus et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A monochromatic continuous millimeter-wave imaging system coupled with an infrared temperature sensor has been used to investigate artistic objects such as painting artworks or antiquities preserved at the museum of Aquitaine. Especially, 2D and 3D analyses have been performed in order to reveal the internal structure of a nearly 3500-year-old sealed Egyptian jar.