Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager
Millivision Technologies’ Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager provides safe, privacy-protecting, reliable and economical threat detection that is easy to implement and operate. The Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager employs highly specialized sensors to detect threats or contraband concealed beneath clothing on the human body.
The whole-body imager can detect an amazing array of objects, including but not limited to, knives, guns, explosives and contraband. The system can detect objects made from ceramic, plastic, liquid, gel, metal or other non-metallic materials and composites
The functional components of the Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager include:
Safe Millimeter Wave Imaging
Millivision’s passive millimeter wave imaging technology relies on the millimeter wave emissions (a “glow”) given off by all objects. These natural emissions pass through clothing, allowing Millivision’s exceptionally sensitive electronics to register and differentiate between the energy levels emitted by human skin and the lower energy levels of inanimate objects. Millivision’s PMMW cameras produce a detailed 10-fps (frames-per-second) moving image of the subject, with resolution sufficient to reveal objects smaller than 2 inches on a side.
Unlike other active technologies that produce and emit radiation to create an image, the Millivision technology is completely safe for both the people being scanned and the system operators. The Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager produces no electromagnetic radiation of any type. Furthermore, the Millivision system allows operators and security officials to find objects and threats that are not easily detected with other active technologies.
Detecting Threats and Protecting Privacy
Millivision’s systems translate millimeter waves into a real-time viewable image. However, in some instances these images may violate the subject’s privacy. Millivision's Automatic Threat Detection (ATD) Tool addresses this concern by merging millimeter wave detections with a real-time video image of the subject, making it unnecessary to view the millimeter wave image directly.
Millivision’s Automatic Threat Detection Tool reveals the presence and location of suspected threats by highlighting the object in red on top of the video image. In most applications, the ATD tool provides a privacy option that eliminates the need for operators to view millimeter wave images that might be considered too revealing. The automatic interpretation of the millimeter wave information enables the Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager to be operated with minimal, easily-trained staff; improves overall efficiency, reduces manpower requirements and eliminates problems from operator fatigue.
The Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager offers great installation flexibility. Operators can view images and detect concealed objects on a wireless display, a stationary computer or on control room monitors, depending upon the specific application. In addition, the Millivision Passive Millimeter Wave Imager can be implemented in virtually unlimited configurations, three of which Millivision provides that address specific market segments.