Concealed threat detection with the IRAD sub-millimeter wave 3D imaging radar.

Duncan A. Robertson*, Scott L. Cassidy, Ben Jones, Anthony Clark

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Abstract

Sub-millimeter wave 3D imaging radar is a promising technology for the stand-off detection of threats concealed on people. The IRAD 340 GHz 3D imaging radar uses polarization intensity information to identify signatures associated with concealed threats. We report on an extensive trials program which has been carried out involving dozens of individual subjects wearing a variety of different clothing to evaluate the detection of a wide range of threat and benign items. We have developed an automatic algorithm to run on the radar which yields a level of anomaly indication in real time. Statistical analysis of the large volume of recorded data has enabled performance metrics for the radar system to be evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPASSIVE AND ACTIVE MILLIMETER-WAVE IMAGING XVII
EditorsDA Wikner, AR Luukanen
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventConference on Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVII - Baltimore, Moldova, Republic of
Duration: 8 May 20149 May 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING
Volume9078
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XVII
Country/TerritoryMoldova, Republic of
Period8/05/149/05/14

Keywords

  • Radar
  • sub-millimeter wave
  • imaging
  • polarization
  • concealed threat detection
  • anomaly detection
  • MILLIMETER-WAVE

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