Study of multi-functional coherence destroying illumination systems for imaging in the millimetre wave band.

Project Details


mm waves are situated in the 30 - 300 GHz band of the electro-magnetic spectrum. They are the only electro-magnetic waves capable of penetrating matter sufficiently deep to detect hidden objects (like radio waves) and at the same time allow enough resolution to take images of these objects. For indoor pictures, one needs extra lighting means using active mm wave sources. Unfortunately, these sources generate a coherent radiation, which results in mediocre images. The goal of this project is to study how one can destroy this coherence in an economic way and how one can realize an imaging system that offers inherently high image quality using active mm wave illumination.
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/02

Flemish discipline codes

  • Electrical and electronic engineering
  • Mathematical sciences
  • Civil and building engineering
  • Earth sciences


  • non coherent mm waves
  • security systems
  • images
  • image
  • high bandwidth data communication
  • mm waves
  • electro-magnetic radiation
  • concealed object detection