6 June 2013 Sparse interferometric millimeter-wave array for centimeter-level 100-m standoff imaging
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We present work on the development of a long range standoff concealed weapons detection system capable of imaging under very heavy clothing at distances exceeding 100 m with a cm resolution. The system is based off a combination of phased array technologies used in radio astronomy and SAR radar by using a coherent, multi-frequency reconstruction algorithm which can run at up to 1000 Hz frame rates and high SNR with a multi-tone transceiver. We show the flexible design space of our system as well as algorithm development, predicted system performance and impairments, and simulated reconstructed images. The system can be used for a variety of purposes including portal applications, crowd scanning and tactical situations. Additional uses include seeing through dust and fog.
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Jonathan Y. Suen, Philip M. Lubin, Steven L. Solomon, Robert P. Ginn, "Sparse interferometric millimeter-wave array for centimeter-level 100-m standoff imaging", Proc. SPIE 8715, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVI, 87150K (6 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018738; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018738
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