Celebration of Scholarship and Creative Activity 2022
The purpose of this research was to investigate millimeter wave (mmWave) imaging to detect a target object in an indoor environment. MmWave imaging is a type of radar technology, which uses electromagnetic waves reflected from a target to render a high-resolution image of it. Such an imaging approach is suitable for remote sensing applications, where video imaging is problematic due to privacy, security, or technological limitations. Some application areas include industrial manufacturing monitoring, gesture identification, structural inspection, security inspection, contraband detection, indoor localization, and wireless artificial intelligence. We will use the IMAGEVK-74, equipped with 20 transmit and 20 receive antennas operating in the 62-69 GHz range, as our imaging sensor. To improve target detection, beamforming, which is a signal processing technique to focus radiated transmit and receive energy within a narrower spatial region, will be explored. My past research has included signal processing (such as, the time-reversal technique), and radio frequency spectrum analysis.