Millimeter-Wave Standoff Detection of Concealed Explosives
F2-B (Phase 1)

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The goal of this project is the development and evaluation of an inexpensive, high resolution radar that can distinguish foreign objects hidden on individuals under clothing at a distance, while keeping the radar to a size that can still fit in or on a van. A new 3D system based on an sparse array of transmitting/receiving antennas and a Passive Array of Scatters (PAS) have been studied by our group recently, showing that a resolution of about 7.5 millimeters at 40 meters range can be achieved with this novel configuration at 60 GHz. During the last year, we have also investigated the use of Mechanical Reconfigurable Surfaces (MRS) for providing multiple views of the subject under test at standoff distances.

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- Carey Rappaport, Deputy Director & Project Lead
Project Leader
  • Carey M. Rappaport
    Professor
    Northeastern University
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Faculty and Staff Currently Involved in Project
  • Jose A.Martinez-Lorenzo
    Research Professor
    Northeastern University
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  • Borja Gonzalez-Valdes
    Post Doctorate
    Northeastern
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Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Galia Ghazi
    Northeastern university
  • Richard Obermeier
    Northeastern University
  • Fernando Quivira
    Northeastern University
  • Gregory Allan
    Northeastern University
  • Ben Berkowitz
    Northeastern University
  • Yolanda Rodriguez-Vaqueiro
    Northeastern University