18 October 2013 Motion effects in multistatic millimeter-wave imaging systems
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At airport security checkpoints, authorities are demanding improved personnel screening devices for increased security. Active mm-wave imaging systems deliver the high quality images needed for reliable automatic detection of hidden threats. As mm-wave imaging systems assume static scenarios, motion effects caused by movement of persons during the screening procedure can degrade image quality, so very short measurement time is required. Multistatic imaging array designs and fully electronic scanning in combination with digital beamforming offer short measurement time together with high resolution and high image dynamic range, which are critical parameters for imaging systems used for passenger screening. In this paper, operational principles of such systems are explained, and the performance of the imaging systems with respect to motion within the scenarios is demonstrated using mm-wave images of different test objects and standing as well as moving persons. Electronic microwave imaging systems using multistatic sparse arrays are suitable for next generation screening systems, which will support on the move screening of passengers.
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Andreas Schiessl, Sherif Sayed Ahmed, Lorenz-Peter Schmidt, "Motion effects in multistatic millimeter-wave imaging systems", Proc. SPIE 8900, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology VI, 890007 (18 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2029348; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2029348
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