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TiaLinx announces launch of ultra wideband concealed weapon detector
TiaLinx, Inc., a developer of remotely controlled miniaturized object detection radars, announced on April 21 the launch of the Viper60-A, an ultra fine radio frequency beam that is capable of detecting very small objects concealed under clothing.
The lightweight sensor system with polarized arrays provides an ultra-wideband (UWB) fine beam that can detect a variety of objects concealed by common clothing, says a news release issued by TiaLinx on April 21. Analogous to X-ray tomography, but using radio frequency waves that are safe, it can provide images at various depths from objects that can be identified as possible weapons.
The system is ideal for rapid screening of individuals in a queue at a standoff, says the company. TiaLinx's real-time V-band UWB RF imaging development was sponsored by multiple SBIR Phase IIs and CPP awards from the Army's PEO AMMO PM-CCS, DARPA, ONR and AFRL.
Through a software-controlled interface which is integrated into a laptop and deployed remotely, the Viper60-A can be further up-scaled to address rapid screening of individuals at a fraction of the cost of current X-ray scanners.
The V-band RF Scanner transmits wideband signals that are highly directional and are reflected from the body while it penetrates the clothing. In the receiver, polarization sensitive signal detection circuits are employed to capture the reflections from targets. Amplitude, phase and delay information are then processed in an integrated digital signal processor.
"Viper60-A's introduction is another breakthrough in miniaturization of advanced UWB RF sensors pioneered by TiaLinx within the past four years," said Dr. Fred Mohamadi, founder and CEO of TiaLinx. “A large number of TiaLinx's patents have been used to develop the V-band RF Imager. The innovations in RF beam forming and signal distribution, use of miniaturized polarized arrays, advanced digital signal processing and unique industrial designs have enabled delivery of the Viper60-A as a core strategic technology.”