7 October 2014 Multistatic short range imaging with multipath signals
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Active imaging systems in the millimeter wave region have proven to offer good results for security applications. Especially a coherent signal detection results in a high dynamic range. Several techniques and systems were published in the last years. The drawback of an active illumination of the measurement object is the effect of shading and poor illuminated areas due to specular reflections from smooth surfaces. The visibility of an object depends on its surface roughness and its relative positioning to the imaging sensor. Especially in personnel screening, the human skin behaves as a smooth mirror for millimeter waves. This paper describes the incorporation of multipath signals in the imaging process to enhance the illumination properties of active imaging systems. The proposed multipath concept is demonstrated with an active multistatic imaging system working from 70 to 80 GHz for security applications.
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Frank Gumbmann, Sherif Sayed Ahmed, "Multistatic short range imaging with multipath signals", Proc. SPIE 9252, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology VII, 925205 (7 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067266; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2067266
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