MELISSA (Microwave Electronic Imaging Security & Safety Access) aims to face with the growing threat of international terrorism through the creation of a “Body Scanning System” to be used as “checkpoints” in strategic civil and/or military areas with the aim to detect potentially dangerous concealed objects.
Employed technologies and CNIT role
The project aim is achieved through the use of technological advanced solutions: SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and/or RASTER or beam-forming algorithms.
CNIT have investigated both solutions but the results have lead the consortium to choose the SAR solution. Then, the CNIT activity during last period has been devoted to implement the final version of the proposed SAR algorithm.
Near field physical optics modelling for concealed weapon detection (Journal Article)
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 60 (12), pp. 6052–6057, 2012, (MELISSA).
Near field 3D circular SAR imaging (Inproceeding)
Synthetic Aperture Radar (APSAR), 2011 3rd International Asia-Pacific Conference on, pp. 1–4, IEEE 2011, (MELISSA).