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Millimeter wave imaging at up to 40 frames per second using an optoelectronic photo-injected Fresnel zone plate lens antenna
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Paper Abstract

Optoelectronic methods are promising for rapid and highly reconfigurable beam steering across the microwave to the terahertz range. In particular, the photo-injected Fresnel zone plate antenna (piFZPA) offers high speed, wide angle, precise beam steering with good beam quality, to enable video rate millimeter wave imagery with no moving parts. We present a piFZPA demonstrator based on a commercial digital light projector (DLP) and high power laser which achieves steering rates up to 17,500 beams per second at 94 and 188 GHz. We also demonstrate radar imaging at 94 GHz at frame rates of 40 Hz (2D PPI) and 7 Hz (3D volumetric).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9830, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX, 983004 (12 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223026
Show Author Affiliations
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Thomas F. Gallacher, Aalto Univ. (Finland)
Rune Søndenå, Institute for Energy Technology (Norway)
David G. Macfarlane, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9830:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX
David A. Wikner; Arttu R. Luukanen, Editor(s)

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