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Real-time Through-wall Imaging Using an Ultrawideband Mul***le-Input Mul***le Output (MIMO) Phased Array Radar System。 (c) MIT Lincoln Lab

Real-time Through-wall Imaging Using an Ultrawideband Mul***le-Input Mul***le Output (MIMO) Phased Array Radar System。 (c) MIT Lincoln Lab

A common SciFi theme we often see in movies is that of extravagant covert ops equipment, like a device which can see through a building and see whatever the enemy is doing inside, eventually convenianetly imagined like ambulant skeletons running around with machine guns。 Researchers from MIT have managed to bring such a device to the real world, after they successfully tested a concrete wall penetrating radar that can render a real-time video of what’;s going on inside, albeit not at the level of sophistication you see in movies。

Special radars which can see through walls have been developed before, but they’;ve only been effective at offering a static glimpse, the new device however offers video imaging at 10。8 frames per secon********>The main challenge researchers faced in their project was signal processing。 Just like we see after visible light bounces off an object and hits the retina, so do radars by bouncing radio waves to the receiver。 In the same manner, however, just how light can’;t penetrate walls in quantaties large enough to be visible to the human eye, so can’;t radio waves either。

For it to work, you need a complex array of signal amplifiers, since by the time the radio wave bounces off the wall the signal is reduced to about 0。0025 percent of its original strength。 If that wasn’;t enough, for the device to be suitable for military applications, it’;s main purpose and source of funding, it had to achieve the speed, resolution and range necessary to be useful in real time。

“;If you’re in a high-risk combat situation, you don’t want one image every 20 minutes, and you don’t want to have to stand right next to a potentially dangerous building,”; says project leader Gregory Charvat。

You can achieve a greater signal fidelity by employing long wave radio transmitter/receivers, however you’;d end up with a device the size of a house。 The researchers eventually settled for S-band waves, the same fairly short wavelength as wireless internet, employed by a device consisting of an array of antennas arranged into two rows — eight receiving elements on top, 13 transmitting ones below — and some computing equipment, all mounted onto a conveniently sized movable cart。 The Lincoln Lab team’s system may be used at a range of up to 60 feet away from the wall。