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The world’s first fully portable hand-held microwave imaging technology scanner

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - Walleye (The world’s first fully portable hand-held microwave imaging technology scanner)

Berichtszeitraum: 2019-11-01 bis 2020-04-30

Security measures currently used by security organisations and competent agents, within airports, are limited, security organisations have been utilising X-ray scanner and, for decades, airport security officials depended on metal detectors to screen travellers for concealed weapons. The technology is safe and simple but has one glaring flaw: it cannot detect non-metal threats, including plastic explosives. Security organisations use integrated and professional systems and processes to tackle today’s diverse security threats that are increasing each year and as the associated costs rise. This requires effective security measures (Baggage screening monitoring, police dog, narcotics detection, explosive detection, metal detector, etc.) to counter threats at the most economical cost.

Walleye is the world’s first fully portable scanner, battery powered with hand-held microwave imaging technology. Its revolutionary handheld camera can see through luggage, walls, clothing (including coats), packaging, suitcases, shoes, and opaque containers to provide video images of what is inside.

The main objective is to investigate pursuing a market development strategy. Seeing how our patented technology is certified according to the regulations required for aviation security screening equipment. We aim to expand the use of our Walleye device in Europe and Worldwide.
Walleye Camera provides images of concealed weapons such as guns and knives. It can provide images of hidden contraband such as drugs and explosives. It can also reveal images and construct maps of hidden wiring, conduit, plastic, studs, joists and metal pipes within walls, ceilings, roofs and floors. it provides a video image of the hidden contents on a rear facing screen on the back of the camera for user viewing. It has a patent protection of its core technology and it uses very low power and safe microwaves (less radiation than from a smart phone with no FCC license or other certifications needed for radiation or safety qualification) to operate in any environment. The camera is based on radar technology and optics technology applied to 24 gigahertz and 60 gigahertz microwaves.

We have upgraded the 24 gigahertz model to 60 gigahertz using the same designs but with faster components which will become available at cost-effective prices. The camera works and requires only minor refinement for large-scale manufacturing and sales.

Regaring our targeted market and target users, we've decided to extend the use of our technology to prison systems, municipal police and jails have expressed an interest. It is not inconceivable that most jails and many police cars will have Walleye cameras as well. There appears to be an even larger market worldwide for use in foreign law enforcement and security.

We've also defined a commercial use of our Walleye technology for maintenance and repair in hundreds of thousands of apartment complexes, office buildings, schools, malls, government buildings, high rise buildings, manufacturing and other commercial buildings for routine maintenance purposes. It accurately locates and provides images of wires, pipes, studs, joists, ducting, water leaks and termite infestation. It eliminates time consuming guesswork and expensive mistakes in locating problems within walls, floors, ceilings and roofs. Users are building and facilities maintenance staffs, plumbers, electricians and heating ventilation air conditioning servicers
Walleye has identified several areas where its imaging technology can be applied as home repair/consumer markets for the building trades and the do-it-yourself individual. There are substantial needs and customer demand for a hand-held imaging system capable of seeing through solid objects.

The company has conducted an extensive analysis of the competitive landscape. The results of the analysis show that the Walleye technology is unique and will offer the user capabilities that that been available at the price/performance combination to date.

The majority of the detailed design and development activity took place during this feasibility study, emphasizing execution, divided into two parts: Design and Development, and Test and Evaluation. Manufacturing and support process. Development including integration/manufacturing and acceptance process development, product announcement planning, and customer service processes.