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Extension of the insect-vision paradigm to millimeter waves
Author(s): Derek Abbott; Andrew Parfitt
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Paper Abstract

A novel motion detector utilizing a millimeter-wave array front-end, with signal processing that mimics insect vision, is described. The use of passive millimeter-wave detection enables a significant improvement over optical or IR wavelengths, when a colliding object is obscured by rain, steam or other aerosols. This, for instance, used as a blind-spot detector, will enhance driver safety in poor weather conditions. As insect vision techniques do not attempt to process an image, but rely on tracking moving edges, the processing tasks are less hardware intensive, resulting in a compact low-cost solution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3207, Intelligent Transportation Systems, (27 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300845
Show Author Affiliations
Derek Abbott, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)
Andrew Parfitt, Univ. of Adelaide (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3207:
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Marten J. de Vries; Pushkin Kachroo; Kaan Ozbay; Alan C. Chachich, Editor(s)

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