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Raytheon's Approach to a Passive mmW High-Throughput Concealed Weapons Detection Portal

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2007, $494,974)

The goal of this effort is to develop a millimiere wave (MMW) weapons detection portal. Phase I efforts will be to demonstrate body imaging, using a 10 element linear array which has high-performance, high frame rate, and highly sensitive COTS mmW detectors. Phase II, will use Phase I results to fabricate and integrate a properly sized linear array into a demonstrable scanning system, enabling state and local law enforcement and correction personnel to obtain high-throughput concealed weapons detection screening of 4000 subjects in 1 hour. The complete imaging system will scan each subject waiting in line for a venue or entering a correction facility within 0.5 seconds.

Deliverable is a prototype at the end of each phase.

The majority of the users of this technology will be local law enforcement.


Date Created: September 11, 2007