High resolution, wide field of view, real time 340GHz 3D imaging radar for security screening

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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    The EU FP7 project CONSORTIS (Concealed Object Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security) is developing a demonstrator system for next generation airport security screening which will combine passive and active submillimeter wave imaging sensors. We report on the development of the 340 GHz 3D imaging radar which achieves high volumetric resolution over a wide field of view with high dynamic range and a high frame rate. A sparse array of 16 radar transceivers is coupled with high speed mechanical beam scanning to achieve a field of view of ∼ 1 x 1 x 1 m3 and a 10 Hz frame rate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPassive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XX
    EditorsDavid A. Wikner, Duncan A. Robertson
    PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5106-0879-5
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventPassive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XX 2017 - Anaheim, United States
    Duration: 13 Apr 2017 → …

    Publication series

    SeriesProceedings of SPIE


    ConferencePassive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XX 2017
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Period13/04/17 → …


    • FMCW
    • Imaging
    • Radar
    • Security
    • Submillimeter wave


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