High resolution, wide field of view, real time 340GHz 3D imaging radar for security screening

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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The EU FP7 project CONSORTIS (Concealed Object Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security) is developing a demonstrator system for next generation airport security screening which will combine passive and active submillimeter wave imaging sensors. We report on the development of the 340 GHz 3D imaging radar which achieves high volumetric resolution over a wide field of view with high dynamic range and a high frame rate. A sparse array of 16 radar transceivers is coupled with high speed mechanical beam scanning to achieve a field of view of ~ 1 x 1 x 1 m3 and a 10 Hz frame rate.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPassive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XX
EditorsDavid A. Wikner, Duncan A. Robertson
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781510608801
ISBN (Print)9781510608795
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2017
EventSPIE Defense + Security - Anaheim, United States
Duration: 9 Apr 201713 Apr 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSociety of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Defense + Security
Abbreviated titleDCS17
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Radar
  • Submillimeter wave
  • Security
  • FMCW
  • Imaging


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