Millimetre-wave scanners have evolved over the past 50 years from very rudimentary systems to today’s technologies that generate real-time data for use as advanced people screening portals. In this evolution from scientific instruments to commercial security devices, the overriding constraint has been the cost of the sensors that detect the mm-wave signals.
To overcome this barrier, scanning systems have been employed to direct mm-wave energy from all parts of the scene onto a small number of sensors. Historically these scanning systems have been based on mechanical techniques employing moving parts to direct and focus the mm-wave energy.
Smiths use a revolutionary approach that scans the scene electronically and has resulted in the first ‘no moving parts’ scanner that is suitable for mass people screening. The eqo product – named because it senses mm-wave echoes – marks an evolution to ‘next-generation’ technology for mm-wave scanners. The electronic scanning not only dispenses with the need for moving parts but also dramatically reduces the footprint of the product. The system consists of a flat-panel array that produces high quality data that is processed through automatic detection algorithms in real-time.
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