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Millimeter-wave concealed weapon detection
Author(s): Yu-Wen Chang; Markku Juhola; William Grainger; Beining Wang; Brian Manahan
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Paper Abstract

Millimeter-wave concealed weapon detection, based on the use of a fast scan short-range FMCW 94 GHz radar, was evaluated in a small business innovative research phase I under the Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) program. The feasibility of a fast circular scan technique invented by Chang Industry has been firmly established, with handgun images recorded. This fast scan technique is essential both for remote sensing and full-body fixed site scanner applications. Although only raw image data was obtained in Phase I, we propose to apply super-resolution image enhancements and target recognition software algorithms to provide more reliable detection. Endorsement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, to provide operational input and testing and evaluation, and the hiring of a consultant to plan for future program financing (including venture capital investment) make the project very attractive for commercialization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2938, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Systems for Law Enforcement, (18 February 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.266731
Show Author Affiliations
Yu-Wen Chang, Chang Industry, Inc. (United States)
Markku Juhola, Chang Industry, Inc. (United States)
William Grainger, Chang Industry, Inc. (United States)
Beining Wang, Chang Industry, Inc. (United States)
Brian Manahan, Chang Industry, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2938:
Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence Systems for Law Enforcement
Edward M. Carapezza; Donald Spector, Editor(s)

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