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The CONSORTIS 16-channel 340-GHz security imaging radar
Author(s): 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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Paper Abstract

We have completed a 16-channel 340 GHz 3D imaging radar for next-generation airport security screening under the European Union funded CONSORTIS (Concealed Object Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security) project. The radar maps a 1 x 1 x 1 m3 sense volume with ~1 cm3 voxel resolution at multi-hertz frame rates. The radar has been installed in the CONSORTIS system enclosure and integrated with a passenger control system and command module. The full system will ultimately also incorporate a dual-band passive submillimeter wave imager and automatic anomaly detection software for reliable, ethical detection of concealed objects. A large data collection trial on targets of interest has been conducted to support the development of automatic anomaly detection software. Initial threat detection analysis indicates promising results against aviation-relevant objects including simulant dielectric threat materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10634, Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XXI, 1063409 (8 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2304376
Show Author Affiliations
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
David G. Macfarlane, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Robert I. Hunter, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Scott L. Cassidy, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Nuria Llombart, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Erio Gandini, Technische Univ. Delft (Netherlands)
Tomas Bryllert, Wasa Millimeter Wave AB (Sweden)
Mattias Ferndahl, Gotmic AB (Sweden)
Hannu Lindström, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland Ltd. (Finland)
Jussi Tenhunen, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland Ltd. (Finland)
Hannu Vasama, VTT Technical Research Ctr. of Finland Ltd. (Finland)
Jouni Huopana, Global Boiler Works Oy (Finland)
Timo Selkälä, Global Boiler Works Oy (Finland)
Antti-Jussi Vuotikka, Global Boiler Works Oy (Finland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10634:
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XXI
David A. Wikner; Duncan A. Robertson, Editor(s)

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