Thrust 3
Bulk Sensors & Sensor Systems

Thrust Leader: Carey Rappaport, Northeastern University

This thrust is focused on designing and implementing novel bulk sensors and multi-sensor detection systems, including optimization of millimeter wave-based sensing of anomalies under clothing to detect explosives on and within the human body. Both portal and standoff systems will be considered. A testbed will be used to develop and evaluate multi-modal sensors and algorithms for Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), enabling experimentation, model-based reconstruction, and automatic threat detection of explosives.  We will investigate integration of trace and vapor detection sensors with bulk sensors into multi-modal AIT and standoff systems for explosives detection.  Improved algorithms for existing bulk sensor systems and multi-modal fusion systems will be investigated in Thrust R4.

Project Leaders

  • Carey M. Rappaport
    Professor
    Northeastern University
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  • Jose A.Martinez-Lorenzo
    Research Professor
    Northeastern University
    Email

  • Samuel P. Hernandez-Rivera
    Professor
    UPRM
    Email

  • Michelle Espy
    Doctor
    Los Alamos National Lab
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Faculty and Staff

  • Borja Gonzalez-Valdes
    Post Doctorate
    Northeastern
    Email

  • Leonardo C. Pacheco
    Post-Doc
    UPRM
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Students

  • Galia Ghazi
    Northeastern university
  • Yolanda Rodriguez-Vaqueiro
    Northeastern University
  • Luis Tirado
    Northeastern
  • Pedro M. Fierro-Mercado
    UPRM
  • William Ortiz
    UPRM
  • Mike Collins
    NEU
  • Mike Woulfe
    NEU
  • Matthew Nickerson
    Northeastern University
  • Greg Allan
  • Tiphannie Zeng
    NEU
  • Nigil Lee
    NEU
  • Kitty Du
    NEU
  • Jenna Czech
    NEU
  • Alex Piers
    NEU
  • Thurston Brevett
    NEU
  • Diana Regalbuto
    NEU
  • Siddharth Velu
    NEU
  • Mohit Bhardwaj
    NEU
  • Shaan Patel
    NEU
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