220 GHz wideband 3D imaging radar for concealed object detection technology development and phenomenology studies
Paper i proceeding, 2016

We present a 220 GHz 3D imaging ` Pathfinder' radar developed within the EU FP7 project CONSORTIS (Concealed Object Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security) which has been built to address two objectives: (i) to de-risk the radar hardware development and (ii) to enable the collection of phenomenology data with similar to 1 cm(3) volumetric resolution. The radar combines a DDS-based chirp generator and self-mixing multiplier technology to achieve a 30 GHz bandwidth chirp with such high linearity that the raw point response is close to ideal and only requires minor nonlinearity compensation. The single transceiver is focused with a 30 cm lens mounted on a gimbal to acquire 3D volumetric images of static test targets & materials.


Millimeter wave


imaging radar



D. A. Robertson

University of St Andrews

D. G. Macfarlane

University of St Andrews

Tomas Bryllert

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Terahertz- och millimetervågsteknik

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 9830 983009


Elektroteknik och elektronik