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New law enforcement applications of millimeter-wave radar
Author(s): Nicholas C. Currie; David D. Ferris; Robert W. McMillan; Michael C. Wicks
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Paper Abstract

Recent advances in millimeter-wave (MMW) radar technologies provide new applications for law enforcement use over-and- above the venerable speed timing radar. These applications include the potential to detect weapons under clothing and to conduct surveillance through walls. Concealed Weapon Detection and covert surveillance are of high interest to both the Department of Defense in support of Small Unit Operations and the Justice Department for civilian law enforcement applications. MMW sensors are under development which should provide the needed capabilities including radiometric sensors at 95 GHz, active 95 GHz real aperture radars, active focal plane array (FPA) radars, and holographic radars. Radiometric sensors include 2D FPA systems, 1D FPA, scanned systems, and single element scanned sensors. Active FPA radars include illuminated radiometric systems and coherent radar systems. Real aperture MMW radar systems include raster scanned and conical scanned sensors. Holographic systems ruse mechanical scanners to collect coherent data over a significant solid angular sector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3066, Radar Sensor Technology II, (10 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276090
Show Author Affiliations
Nicholas C. Currie, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
David D. Ferris, Rome Lab. (United States)
Robert W. McMillan, Rome Lab. (United States)
Michael C. Wicks, Rome Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3066:
Radar Sensor Technology II
Robert Trebits; James L. Kurtz, Editor(s)

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