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Real-time visualization using a 2D/3D imaging MMWave radar
Author(s): Barnabas Takacs; Lev S. Sadovnik; Vladimir A. Manasson; Mitch Wade; Lawrence A. Klein; Douglas T. Wong; Bernadette Kiss; Balazs Benedek; Gabor Szijarto
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a novel approach to the real-time visualization of 3D imagery obtained from a 3D millimeter wave radar. The radar system uses two scanning beams to provide all weather 3D distance measurements of objects appearing on the ground. This information is displayed using our high-end 3D visualization engine capable of delivering models of up to 100,000 polygons with 30 frames per second. The resulting 3D models can then be viewed from any angle and subsequently processed to integrate match them against 3D model data stored in a synthetic database. The resulting Synthetic Radar Vision System will provide a truly novel way to obtained all weather 3D images. The paper will focus on the real-time imaging and display aspects of our solution, and will discuss technical details of the radar design itself. Engineering challenges will be outlined in the context of a practical application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5297, Real-Time Imaging VIII, (18 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.526849
Show Author Affiliations
Barnabas Takacs, WaveBand Corp. (United States)
Lev S. Sadovnik, WaveBand Corp. (United States)
Vladimir A. Manasson, WaveBand Corp. (United States)
Mitch Wade, WaveBand Corp. (United States)
Lawrence A. Klein, WaveBand Corp. (United States)
Douglas T. Wong, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Bernadette Kiss, VerAnim Bt. (Hungary)
Balazs Benedek, VerAnim Bt. (Hungary)
Gabor Szijarto, VerAnim Bt. (Hungary)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5297:
Real-Time Imaging VIII
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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