Description:

CONFORMAL AND CONFIGURABLE MILLIMETER-WAVE INTEGRATED ARRAY RADAR IN A COMPACT PACKAGE FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING AND REMOTE SENSING

INV-1229

INVENTORS: Dan Busuioc, Ming L. Wang, Ralf Birken

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Description

Currently used sensing approaches such as ground-radar type systems are limited by their bulky hardware requirements. Moreover, such procedures are not suitable for providing quick estimates. Past approaches such as optical techniques require substantial and expensive data processing. Such approaches are further associated with false positives due to the presence of artifacts. The proposed novel sensing system comprises a conformal and configurable millimeter-wave integrated array radar for various non-destructive testing and remote sensing applications.

 

Value Proposition

The sensing system:

•Is multi-layered and autonomous

•Is highly compact and cost effective with a high-frequency transmit

•Is accurate, reliable and robust with a high manufacturing flexibility

•Is capable of operating at a variety of distances, speeds, and resolutions

•Allows for multiple modes of operation (multifunctional), reducing the complexity of the output data with simplified processing

•Would be commercially useful for various applications such as perimeter defense, traffic safety, vehicle radars, scanner system for pavements, skid resistance, airport runway sensors, level detectors, and road infrastructure monitoring

 

Intellectual Property status

PCT Application PCT/US2013/033538

License status 

Available for license

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Saulich
Associate Director of Commercialization
Northeastern University
m.saulich@northeastern.edu
Inventors:
Ming Wang
Ralf Birken
Dan Busuioc
Keywords:
Detection
Devices
Diagnostics
Electronics
Equipment
Microwave
Monitoring
Non-invasive
Research Tool
Sensor Technology