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Ultra Wideband Radio application for localisation of hidden people and detection of unauthorised objects

Final Report Summary - RADIOTECT (Ultra Wideband Radio application for localisation of hidden people and detection of unauthorised objects)

The RADIOTECT project was completed in June 2009. The project helped support four SMEs to become more innovative, to adapt their technologies, to develop transnational cooperation and to extend their cooperative relations. This was achieved in the specific area of wideband radio for the detection of hidden people and objects. All the SMEs are innovative in their own right and together they wish to bring new products to the market utilising a world patented technique for ultra wideband technology called the maximum length binary sequence technology.

The SMEs required the support of leading universities as RTD providers in order to develop the best data extraction techniques for through wall and through dress imaging products, to advise on hardware development and in general to give a 'push' to the development process with their expertise and capacity. The SMEs intend to sell products with results from the project to the security, rescue services and other markets. There are a handful of organisations in the world that provide ultra wideband products most of which are in the United States (US).

The support to the SMEs in the project helped to ensure that Europe continues to capitalise on the knowledge and expertise which it has for ultra wideband technology which is proving to be more and more suitable for varying applications.

The project has been successful in meeting its overall objectives of:
- developing high and ultra high resolution radar hardware for the detection of hidden persons / objects for use in rescue and security applications;
- developing imaging techniques and algorithms for use with high and ultra high resolution radar for the detection and localisation of persons / objects for rescue and security applications;
- testing the above technologies to help determine methodologies of use and room for further improvements;
- improving the competitiveness of the SMEs in the project and the establishment of transnational cooperation;
- promoting the technology to strengthen its commercial success.

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