Standoff Detection of Concealed Explosives using Bistatic Millimetre Wave Radar

Conference: EUSAR 2010 - 8th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar
06/07/2010 - 06/10/2010 at Aachen, Germany

Proceedings: EUSAR 2010

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Hägelen, Manfred; Briese, Gunnar; Nöthen, Daniel; Landwehr, Marion auf der (Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques, Wachtberg, Germany)

A novel concept for standoff detection and classification of hidden weapons and explosives is proposed, based on a multi-channel millimetre wave FMCW radar system operated in a bistatic SAR geometry. Therefore, a linear positioner combined with a flexible waveguide is applied. In order to compensate target motion during the measurement time, a second receiving channel with a fixed monostatic geometry is used. This paper describes measurement setup, system configuration and some steps of signal processing. Preliminary results from a simulation based on ideal point scatterers are also presented.