TECHNOLOGY

Our team members have conducted outstanding research that addresses the biggest security and sensory challenges facing society. Our research teams today are finding improvements to deliver the ideas and methods to improve stand off detection capabilities.

RESEARCH MISSION

Conduct research and development activities resulting in rapid prototyping and fielding of man-portable technologies that expand the capabilities of security and defense agencies

RESEARCH APPROACH

Our research team came together to leverage technology as a significant enabler to enhanced capability for weaponry detection in complex environments. Specifically, PRT researchers are focused on the development of advanced systems in the areas of visual augmentation, sensors, mobility equipment, communications and information assurance. The ultimate goal is public protection by seeking to adopt, adapt, or modify existing or new technologies that provide expanded capabilities to security and defence stakeholders.

RESEARCH OBJECTIVE

PRT seeks to counter the continuously evolving set of threats within the public domain  by:

  • Conducting a continuous assessment of relevant emerging as well as existing capabilities, linking operational needs with potential technology solutions
  • Conducting applied research and development, rapidly producing a prototype device to address a specific operational shortfall
  • Mentoring and extracting knowledge with industry peers who share or need a capability for rapid response to emerging threats and requirements

RESEARCH

Target decomposition is of interest to the security and defence community as it enables data sets to be reduced to their principal identifying components as a pre-processor to running pattern recognition algorithms.

The threat of concealed weapons, explosives and contraband in footwear, bags and suitcases has led to the development of new devices, which can be deployed for security screening.

A detection method comprising directing radiation such that it is incident upon a target, the radiation containing a component having a first polarisation and a component having a second orthogonal polarisation, detecting radiation which is scattered from the target, and analysing the polarisation state of the detected scattered radiation to determine whether the target includes an object.

Provided are methods of using electromagnetic waves for detecting metal and/or dielectric objects. Methods include directing microwave and/or mm wave radiation in a predetermined direction using a transmission apparatus, including a transmission element; receiving radiation from an entity resulting from the transmitted radiation using a detection apparatus; and generating one or more detection signals in the frequency domain using the detection apparatus.

The three dimensional (3D) aperture synthesis imaging technique investigated here is a generalisation of the classic two-dimensional radio astronomy technique with refinements for the near-field so it can be applied a personnel security screening portal.

Abstract The incorporation of decision maker preferences is often neglected in the Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimisation (EMO) literature. The majority of the research in the field and the development of EMO algorithms is primarily focussed on converging to a Pareto optimal approximation close to or along the true Pareto front of synthetic test problems.

The risk of attacks on travelling public has led to changes in security screening at airports. After the shoe bomber in 2001, each passenger must remove shoes, which might contain concealed threats to be x-rayed individually, which is inconvenient to passengers as well as airlines.

This paper investigates the use of Late Time Response (LTR) analysis for detecting multiple simulated objects using via Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in concealed object detection.

A method of scanning a shoe. The method comprises directing from a source at least one first signal at the shoe, the at least one first signal comprising substantially millimetre and/or microwave radiation, receiving at one or more receivers a plurality of second signals, the plurality of second signals comprising reflections of the at least one first signal from different positions with the shoe.

We present a millimeter radar for threat level evaluation developed for the detection concealed threats, such as guns and person borne improvised explosive devices (PBIED).

At airports, security screening can cause long delays. In order to speed up screening a solution to avoid passengers removing their shoes to have them X-ray scanned is required.

This paper investigates the use of Late Time Response (LTR) analysis for detecting multiple objects in concealed object detection. When a conductive object is illuminated by an ultra-wide band (UWB) frequency radar signal, the surface currents induced upon the object give rise to LTR signals.

The feasibility of screening hand luggage for concealed threat items such as Person-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices (PBIED's) both metallic and non-metallic, together with handguns and at millimetre wavelengths is investigated.

Conference code: 98140, Export Date: 11 April 2014, Source: Scopus, Art. No.: 87140C, CODEN: PSISD, Language of Original Document: English, Correspondence Address: Sensing and Imaging Group, School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, United Kingdom, References: Appleby, R., Anderton, R.N., Millimeter-wave and submillimeter-wave imaging for security surveillance (2007) Proc. of IEEE, 95, pp. 1683-1690;, Sponsors: The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

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Conference code: 98140, Cited By (since 1996):1, Export Date: 11 April 2014, Source: Scopus, Art. No.: 871410, CODEN: PSISD, Language of Original Document: English, Correspondence Address: Sensing and Imaging Group, School of Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester M1 5GD, United Kingdom, References: Harmer, S.W., Bowring, N.J., Andrews, D.A., Rezgui, N.D., Southgate, M., Smith, S., A review of nonimaging stand-off concealed threat detection with millimeter-wave radar (2012) IEEE Microwave Magazine, 3 (1), pp. 160-167;, Sponsors: The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

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