A high frame rate, 340 GHz 3D imaging radar for security

Duncan A. Robertson, David G. MacFarlane, Robert I. Hunter, Scott L. Cassidy, Nuria Llombart, Erio Gandini, Tomas Bryllert, Mattias Ferndahl, Hannu Lindström, Jussi Tenhunen, Hannu Vasama, Jouni Huopana, Timo Selkälä, Antti Jussi Vuotikka

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    Abstract

    The need for improved security at airports with high detection performance, high throughput rates and an improved passenger experience is motivating research into new sensing technologies. The European Union funded CONSORTIS project is addressing these aims by demonstrating a system which combines a submillimeter wave radar, a dual-band passive submillimeter wave camera and automatic anomaly detection software for reliable detection while ensuring passenger privacy. In this paper we describe the 340 GHz 16-channel FMCW radar which produces 3D maps of the subject with ∼1 cm3 voxel resolution over a 1 m3 sense volume at multi-hertz frame rates. The radar combines advanced transceiver electronics with high speed mechanical beam steering and parallelized processing to achieve this level of performance.

    LanguageEnglish
    Title of host publication2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE
    Pages55-60
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4167-5, 978-1-5386-4165-1, 978-1-5386-4166-8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-4168-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018 - Oklahoma City, United States
    Duration: 23 Apr 201827 Apr 2018

    Conference

    Conference2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
    CountryUnited States
    CityOklahoma City
    Period23/04/1827/04/18

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    imaging radar
    Radar imaging
    Submillimeter waves
    Radar
    radar
    submillimeter waves
    passengers
    Airports
    Transceivers
    privacy
    European Union
    beam steering
    airports
    transmitter receivers
    Electronic equipment
    Cameras
    Throughput
    cameras
    high speed
    anomalies

    OKM Publication Types

    • A4 Refereed Conference Article

    OKM Open Access Status

    • 0 Not Open Access

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Networks and Communications
    • Signal Processing
    • Instrumentation

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    Robertson, D. A., MacFarlane, D. G., Hunter, R. I., Cassidy, S. L., Llombart, N., Gandini, E., ... Vuotikka, A. J. (2018). A high frame rate, 340 GHz 3D imaging radar for security. In 2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018 (pp. 55-60). Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2018.8378530
    Robertson, Duncan A. ; MacFarlane, David G. ; Hunter, Robert I. ; Cassidy, Scott L. ; Llombart, Nuria ; Gandini, Erio ; Bryllert, Tomas ; Ferndahl, Mattias ; Lindström, Hannu ; Tenhunen, Jussi ; Vasama, Hannu ; Huopana, Jouni ; Selkälä, Timo ; Vuotikka, Antti Jussi. / A high frame rate, 340 GHz 3D imaging radar for security. 2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE, 2018. pp. 55-60
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    Robertson DA, MacFarlane DG, Hunter RI, Cassidy SL, Llombart N, Gandini E et al. A high frame rate, 340 GHz 3D imaging radar for security. In 2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers IEEE. 2018. p. 55-60 https://doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2018.8378530