Portable Ultra High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar for Close-Range Detection of Concealed Objects

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Homeland Security
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$784,998.14
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
D12PC00127
Agency Tracking Number:
FY10.2-H-SB010.2-001-0001-II
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
H-SB010.2-001
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Intelligent Automation Inc
15400 Calhoun Dr, Suite 400, Rockville, MD, 20855-2737
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
161911532
Principal Investigator:
Chujen Lin
chujen@i-a-i.com
Business Contact:
Mark James
mjames@i-a-i.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Intelligent Automation Inc. (IAI) proposes to develop a portable high-resolution imaging system based on frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) millimeter-wave (MMW) radar. The system will be operating at a stand-off distance (5-10meter) to detect concealed objects such as bulk quantities of currencies secreted on person or in luggage which are moving at walking speed. The key advantages of this system include: 3D ultra high-resolution imaging (centimeters); capability of seeing through clothing or through leather; portable and easy to setup; advanced target recognition algorithms for bulk quantities of currencies, such as radar polarimetry, Bragg-scattering signature and MUSIC superresolution analysis; Solely based on COTS RF components and existing IAI-developed DSP system; extremely low RF-emission due to the nature of close-range sensing.

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