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

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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.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641675
ISBN (Print)9781538641682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2018
Event2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018 - Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201827 Apr 2018
http://ieee-aess.org/sites/ieee-aess.org/files/documents/callforpapers/RadarConf18CFPTSS.pdf

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Name2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc
ISSN (Electronic)2375-5318

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
Abbreviated titleRadarConf
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOklahoma City
Period23/04/1827/04/18
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