Système multi senseur de détection d’objets cachés pour une meilleure gestion du flux passager
The project is part of the development of an innovating multi-sensor system for detecting suspicious objects concealed on human subjects. - A first line of engineering will include the development and the fine tuning of an active millimetric scan, allowing imaging of concealed objects carried by an individual and aiming at its deployment in the public domain embassies, exhibitions, sports stadiums ...), - the second line concerns the optimization of a passive millimeter detector by adding a phase mask. These two sensors will be integrated, tested in a representative system (screening corridor), their performances compared and demonstrated with the end users.

One of the challenges of this project is on the one hand to improve the performance of a commercial passive imaging system by increasing the depth of field and, through the development of new algorithms, to detect suspicious areas and, on the second hand, to implement a continuous low-cost radar integrating beamforming to identify the nature of the threat. This radar will emit very low radiation and therefore will be compatible with existing regulations.

Number of scientific articles published: 4

The SmartVision project has been the subject of three papers at WISG conferences organized by the ANR and UTT in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

It was also presented at two conventions of the competitiveness cluster System@tic.

On the other hand, a scientific paper was carried out by Thales at the ‘SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing 2011’ Conference in Orlando (‘Multisensor millimetre-wave detection system for hidden objects by non-collaborative screening’).

Finally, as an active member of the ‘Club Sureté’ of AFNOR, Thales represented the project at various events (plenary meetings of the club, CEN meetings in Brussels, etc …).

Number of patents filed: 0

Number of product’s innovation: 3

The SmartVision project has developed an efficient concept for people screening, respectful of health and privacy. With the combination of optimized passive millimetre wave imaging techniques, a low-cost active detector based on the principle of synthetic aperture imaging and using the previous development on Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) for cars, and finally an advanced image processing, it is now possible to ensure greater safety of people while preserving their comfort and intimacy.

Number of product’s innovation service: 0

Number of projected jobs created: 1

Number of jobs maintained: 0

Number of related companies creation: 0