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mm-Wave Imaging Technology (72)

Problem: Non-contact method needed for concealed weapon and contraband detection on people and in structures

mm-Wave Imaging Technology
Image of Glock handgun imaged through cloth obsurant

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Interaction Mechanisms through Integrated Systems

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed mm-wave holographic imaging methods and devices
  • Designed and demonstrated fixed installation imaging system
  • Designed and demonstrated hand-held imaging equipment
  • Delivered prototype equipment for field evaluation
  • Capability resulted in R&D 100 Award

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: RF field interactions with materials; RF antenna design and evaluation; RF electronics; analog and digital electronics design; mechanical scanner design; holographic data interpretation method development; computer software development (system control, data acquisition, data analysis); system integration.

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