Application Example: Bank Card

THz Imaging of a bank card. The bank card has been scanned by a THz imaging system. The resulting raw images have been classified by PLS-DA to distinguish the microchip, the antenna and the coupling circuitry.

Left: Photo of bank card. Right: Single wavelength image at 1290 GHz; the microchip and the coupling coil can be clearly recognized (blue areas), the antenna coil which is embedded along the egde of the card is visible in pale brown-yellow colors. Data and photo courtesy H. Pühringer, Recendt GmbH, Linz.
The raw data (spectral range from 300 GHz to 2.9 THz) has been processed to develop a classifier which is able to discriminate between the antenna, the microchip, and the coupling coil (from left to right).