Millimeter-Wave Reflect-Array for Compressive Threat Detection in Security Screening Applications

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Researchers
Hao Xin
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Tim Harvey
Min Liang
Postdoctoral Resarch Associate I, Electrical and Computer Engr
Mark Neifeld
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
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Robert Sleeper
Licensing Manager (520) 626-4604

Invention

Millimeter Wave Compressive Sensing for Standoff Security Scanning Using Reconfigurable Reflect Array involves using a reconfigurable reflect array to realize task specific compressive sensing for standoff security screening of threats including guns, knives, explosives, liquids and gels, etc.

Background

The need to modernize and improve passenger security screening has been a topic of conversation across the aviation industry for many years. Long lines, complexity of rules, and often-invasive processes are a significant burden to people undergoing checkpoint security worldwide. There is a lack of real time, effective, compact, and low-cost security screening.

Advantages

Current security technology is ineffective at scanning thick articles of clothing and shoes while on the feet of individuals. Security practices require that people queue in long lines and remove articles of clothing, items from their bags, and shoes from their feet, which takes a significant amount of time. Thus, there is a need for decreased queue times and a more streamlined checkpoint process.

Applications

Scanning of humans and luggage in Airport Screening

Inventors

Hao Xin, Phd

Mark Neifeld, Phd

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