Millimeter Wave Whole Body Scanning Radar Hardware for Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT)
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Project Description

The research in the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) group focuses on studying methods of high resolution nearfield millimeter-wave imaging of concealed dielectric objects in close proximity to the body for security scanning applications. New approaches to improve imaging resolution, distinguish threatening objects and reduce artifacts and false alarms have been conceived, developed and patented. The goal is to provide information that is so clear and unequivocal that actual images need not ever be generated, and that no humans are necessary to distinguish dangerous objects. This work involves both software and hardware, developing computer algorithms to simulate wave propagation and scattering and interpret the resulting observed wave fields, and designing and building mm-wave radar prototype systems with radio frequency electronics to optimize imaging and test the algorithms. Ongoing research pursues both theoretical and experimental imaging optimization, using computationally modeled synthetic data and experimentally derived data.

Project Leader
  • Carey M. Rappaport
    Professor
    Northeastern University
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  • Jose A.Martinez-Lorenzo
    Research Professor
    Northeastern University
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Faculty and Staff Currently Involved in Project
  • Borja Gonzalez-Valdes
    Post Doctorate
    Northeastern
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Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Galia Ghazi
    Northeastern university
  • Yolanda Rodriguez-Vaqueiro
    Northeastern University
  • Matthew Nickerson
    Northeastern University
  • Greg Allan
  • Nigil Lee
    NEU
  • Kitty Du
    NEU
  • Jenna Czech
    NEU
  • Alex Piers
    NEU
  • Mike Collins
    NEU
  • Mike Woulfe
    NEU
  • Tiphannie Zeng
    NEU
  • Thurston Brevett
    NEU
  • Diana Regalbuto
    NEU