The use of millimeter-wave imaging techniques/systems is well known in prior art.

Current techniques/systems generally use portal configuration and/or monostatic

radar technology. The images generated using such systems often have reconstructed

artifacts, such as dihedral effects, misrepresenting sudden indentations and

protrusions. These artifacts in turn lead to undesirable false alarms. This invention

discloses a novel, on the move millimeter wave interrogation system that combines

multiple wave transmitters and receivers to create real-time, high resolution images

for personnel security screening, potentially overcoming prior art limitations and/or

unmet needs.


Value Proposition

The system:

• Is highly cost effective

• Enables a larger throughput as compared to current systems

• Enables a better detection probability and a lower false alarm rate

• Allows for an increased image resolution as compared to current imaging systems

• Allows for collection of data from different angles so as to inspect the whole body on the


• Enables an effective synchronization between all transmitters and receivers to create a high

resolution image of an object under screening

• Requires reduced number of receivers to form high resolution images as compared to

conventional systems

• Would be commercially useful for scanning and imaging in airports, transportation venues,

secure facilities, government buildings, and building entrances


Intellectual Property Status

Provisional Application 61/912,630


License Status

Available for license

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Mark Saulich
Associate Director of Commercialization
Northeastern University
Borja Gonzales Valdes
Carey Rappaport
Jose Angel Martinez-Lorenzo
Sensor Technology