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

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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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