Millimeter wave imaging at up to 40 frames per second using an optoelectronic photo-injected Fresnel zone plate lens antenna
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Optoelectronic methods are promising for rapid and highly reconfigurable beam steering across the microwave to the terahertz range. In particular, the photo-injected Fresnel zone plate antenna (piFZPA) offers high speed, wide angle, precise beam steering with good beam quality, to enable video rate millimeter wave imagery with no moving parts. We present a piFZPA demonstrator based on a commercial digital light projector (DLP) and high power laser which achieves steering rates up to 17,500 beams per second at 94 and 188 GHz. We also demonstrate radar imaging at 94 GHz at frame rates of 40 Hz (2D PPI) and 7 Hz (3D volumetric).
Robertson , D A , Gallacher , T , Sondena , R & Macfarlane , D G 2016 , Millimeter wave imaging at up to 40 frames per second using an optoelectronic photo-injected Fresnel zone plate lens antenna . in D A Wikner & A R Luukanen (eds) , Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX . Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 9830 , SPIE , SPIE Conference on Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX , Baltimore , United States , 18-21 April . DOI: 10.1117/12.2223026conference
Passive and Active Millimeter-Wave Imaging XIX
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This work was partially funded by both the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Department of the Army, U.S. Army Research Office under Contract No. W911NF12-1-0535 / R&D 1528-EE-01.
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