Here I’ll put all through wall human sensing, localization, tracking and surveillance technologies that are in commercial product stage. Not prototypes, not patents, no university or academic research. Products that are available only (allegedly) to law enforcement, military and first responders. In wrong hands its a perfect technology to create psychiatric symptoms in anyone.
Recent article (jan 2015) in USA Today creates impression that this technology has been around for about couple of years, which is not correct as almost all devices listed here are around 5-10-15 or even 25 years old. Even 40 years ago they were already experimenting with radars on babies as described in “Contactless respiration monitoring of infants” where they describe battery powered radar along with other methods. Another paper published back in 1978 called “Time-Domain Electromagnetics and Its Applications” (local copy) provides even more insight how much they understood about applicability of such technology – it reads just like modern literature of UWB technology, albeit back then it was referred as Time-Domain Electromagnetics and radar was called baseband radar. What is strange that there haven’t been any credible public demonstration of any such devices, no witness accounts, manuals, no bragging after successful swat/hostage rescue operation, etc. Not even after bin laden raid did they ever mentioned such technology – why? It’s not used by swat teams. So far it’s nothing just a bunch of hot air. Method isn’t.
Ultimately nobody would sell such technology if it existed, they would only provide it to their own bred operatives. Money and price doesn’t really matter.
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Micropower Impulse Radar (MIR)developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in 1993. Ironically MIR means peace in russian language. Probably just coincidence. Licensing wasn’t cheap – $100K, but just a pocket lint for someone who understands what is going on. The hardware itself costs nothing – $20 with off the shelf parts. Don’t be fooled by this non-assuming little box – it spawned myriad of applications:
This description is from their 1995 website (llnl.gov):
Soon after McEwan’s breakthrough in 1993, it became evident that such radars had the possibility of impacting an extremely wide range of applications. Since then, nearly 30 patents have been filed, hundreds of commercial applications have been identified, and MIR technology has become LLNL’s biggest technology transfer activity.
Licenses with industry have been signed in the areas of automobile back-up systems and in hand-held tools for finding studs and other objects behind walls. Many other diverse applications are under investigation, including fluid level sensing (electronic dipsticks), heart monitoring for medical applications, security systems, detection of breathing through walls or rubble (e.g., finding survivors of earthquakes), monitoring of infants for the possible prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), underground and through-wall imaging, and many others.
Probably the main unique feature of this radar is the cost. The current version uses off-the-shelf electronic components so that a standard MIR board can be assembled with less than $20 of parts. Future development plans include reducing the MIR components to multi-chip modules or ASIC’s as the demand increases and it becomes economically feasible.
What makes the MIR so useful for security applications is its range gating capability. Imagine that each radio pulse is a large wave traveling across a lake. The wave bounces off an island and comes back to you. The amount of time it takes the wave to return depends on the distance to the island. By setting the radar’s “gate,” or echo acceptance range, to open only at the right time to receive echoes from a certain distance, it can ignore all other echoes. Range gating can therefore be used to set up an invisible security bubble around the radar. In a burglar alarm, for instance, the range might be set at 20 feet. The radar then detects only objects that modulate the reflected signal at this distance. It detects motion by repeatedly checking the echo pattern to see whether it changes over time; a change means the bubble has been penetrated by a moving object. This eliminates triggering on stationary background objects or “clutter.”
MIR website PDF’s from archive.org (local copy):
What is interesting that already in 2004 they could detect a gun through a wall and have pretty good visual of human body:
|ERKOS (previously sold by selex-si-uk.com and selex-si.com (Italy although money comes from big guys)||
ERKOS Environmental Radar for a Knowing Observation and Surveillance ERKOS is the SELEX Sistemi Integrati innovative solution for emergency and life-threatening situations. The new hand-held system provides immediate detection of humans behind concrete walls and their continuous tracking, as well as building layout and life signs detection.Life Signs Detection This function allows to detect life signs, like heartbeat and/or breathing in a through-the-wall context, in particular revealing motionless people in real-time. The detection of still people is performed by illuminating the investigated area with electromagnetic signals and exploiting the phase-modulation induced from the breastbone movement. This feature allows to locate people under ruins in case of landslides, earthquakes and other disasters. Advanced Tracking The system allows to locate and track humans inside the area of interest, both in free space and in a through-the-wall condition, with an improved resolution with respect to Global Positioning System based devices. Tracking is carried out by means of a two steps algorithm. The first step provides the spatial map of targets position while the latter uses this map to perform tracking. The processing is able to remove the presence of spurious objects that could be wrongly identified as persons.
|PKI 7405 (germany)||
This device is a small handheld system for the detection and localization of human beings or animals being suspected in inaccessible rooms. The typical application is during anti-terrorist interventions and disasters like earthquakes, demolitions, etc. Its high sensitivity even assures reliable detection of objects hidden behind solid structures like walls, wreckage, etc. According to the micro-movements performed by their life functions the system detects and localizes them. In common use, the PKI 7405 can be deployed vertically for forward observing or horizontally for up- and down scanning. The easiest way of operation is just to place the device on the wall or any other solid object. Another possibility is to mount the system on a tripod and to observe the obstacle from a distance of up to 10 m. An optional LAN remote control allows the operator to survey the scene from a safe distance, which is especially useful during long term operation. PKI 7405 has two basic modes, one for fast moving and one for non- or slow moving objects. The fast moving mode has a better tracking accuracy whilst the slow moving mode is more suitable to detect objects which are not moving.
|EMMDAR and RANGE-R® by Cyterra (USA)||
Today’s soldiers are faced with asymmetric warfare tactics that require more sophisticated means to locate and engage enemy combatants. As the battlefield spreads to urban areas, soldiers must increase their situation awareness to protect themselves from ambushes, suicide bombers and other potential threats. EMMDAR provides the modern soldier with the operational advantage of increased preparedness when entering buildings that have potential hostile enemies, thus ensuring elevated mission success rates and the ability to save lives.L-3’s EMMDAR is a lightweight handheld radar system designed to detect people through walls. In seconds, EMMDAR informs the user of the presence of moving or near-stationary personnel and the distance, or range, to the person.EMMDAR is type classified by the US Army as AN/PPS-26 and is a controlled item under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). EMMDAR may be exported with the proper authorization by the U.S. Department of State.RANGE-R® is a highly sensitive handheld radar system designed to detect and measure the distance to moving and near-stationary personnel through walls constructed of common building materials. Designed to increase situation awareness in urban environments for its users, RANGE-R provides vital intelligence necessary to safely undertake a variety of law enforcement and search and rescue operations.RANGE-R applications include:
L-3’s patented stepped frequency continuous wave (SFCW) radar technology and proprietary target detection algorithms enable RANGE-R to operate as a highly sensitive Doppler motion detector. Advanced packaging design results in the smallest, lightest through wall sensor available today.
With near immediate analysis and results in seconds, RANGE-R provides first responders with critical information that may make the difference between life and death.
AKELA, through sponsorship by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), has developed a high performance, portable, see-through-the-wall imaging system. The system provides the ability to detect and track the presence of both moving and stationary individuals within a building structure.Unlike some through-the-wall systems that must be placed in direct contact or in close proximity to a wall, AKELA’s system provides for a standoff distance up to 30 meters. This helps to keep the personnel operating the system out of harm’s way. It also provides a wider viewing angle, allowing for detections within multi-level structures from a single position.The provided software allows full control of system operation, signal processing, and graphic display. A display of detection results appears within a few seconds of start-up. The system provides the ability not only to detect an individual person, but also to determine his approximate location in both range and azimuth without the need to relocate the system.
|ACU-CPR4 (Acustek)Resucesafe appears to be clones ACU-CPR4 / CPR3 another clone by cinside||
Only 700g in size of 12*20*3cm, ergonomic designed, required of minimum training and with backlight for dark usage. Tested in different field scenario
have shown it is the best choice for break operation. Enables to see through to a human in a 70°sector 3-5m behind a 20cm concrete wall, 10m behind an interior wall and 25m without any obstacles.Sensitivity of detection can be easily increased or decreased as needed. Movements such as fans and machinery are filtered out and not detected. Up to 7 through wall radars can be remotely monitored from a PC, PDA or IPAD. Wireless connectivity means it can monitored and controlled from one remote windows computer.
|XAVER by Camero-Tech(Israel)||
The Xaver™ family of through wall imaging systems
Company owned by Samy Katsav Group (SK Holdings) – defense, shipbuilding and real estate related companies controlled by Samy Katsav. Which in turn closely related to Baran Group (at least it has website) – they have joint real estate venture called NES PAN doing shady real estate business all over the world. Please don’t startle ADL – I doubt they are jewish (none of them have any allegiance to any nation or country) even though they might be speaking the language, sing the anthems the loudest, self proclaimed history experts (or sources of all experts) and dance national dances in most extravagant manner.
Designed to provide an optimal solution for a variety of different military and law enforcement applications.The Xaver™ systems have been designed in close cooperation with the user community to provide a reliable and tactical situational awareness solution for urban environments. The innovative technology developed by Camero provides operators with an unprecedented operational advantage.The XAVER Net PDA supports viewing and control of multiple XAVER systems with an intuitive interface. This capability adds a new dimension of situational awareness to the operator by providing through-wall detection and imaging information from multiple XAVER systems at a remote distance.Design by zog-design.com confirmed here quattro-d.co.il
Building on its successful legacy of through-wall RF imaging products, Camero is in the advanced development stages of an innovative presence of life detector – the Xaver™ 100. The Xaver™ 100 stems from the core radar- based imaging technology used in our Xaver™ line of through wall imaging products. The X100 uses micro-power, Ultra Wide Band (UWB), pulsed radar to penetrate standard building materials and alert the user to the presence of life on the other side of the wall. Developed with the specific needs of tactical operators in mind, the Xaver™ 100 provides instant critical situational awareness and target acquisition data.
The Xaver™ 400
allows for quick location of people hidden by walls and barriers, enabling tactical teams to step into the known and obtain mission-critical information.
The Xaver™ 800
portable, high performance imaging system, optimized for gathering instant and accurate real-time information from behind solid walls or barriers. The Xaver™ 800 is unique in providing for the first time a true 3D imaging of objects behind walls. The Xaver™ 800’s superior object resolution allows quick location of people hidden by walls and barriers, and tracking of their movement patterns to support differentiation between victims and hostiles.
|Prism 200 (UK)||
Prism 200 has been designed for dangerous and life-threatening situations, where without invasive sensors it presents reliable information to the user. Using highly sophisticated software, the unit can analyze radar signals and instantly filter out objects that are not moving behind a wall or door. This means that Prism 200 can be used in a range of different environments – even offices with their angular surfaces and metal objects, which act as a ‘hall of mirrors’ to standard radar equipment. This level of analysis means that users do not waste their valuable time in translating spurious data; they can focus their attention on what is most important – the people inside.
|ReTWis (Czech republic previous website lokalizacni-systemy.cz) and DF108 (appears to be chinese clone)||
ReTWis is a through-wall radar system capable of detecting, locating, and real-time tracking of living human targets concealed behind solid barriers. ReTWis is a truly portable device; it weighs 7 kg, including its battery, which provides sufficient power for an endurance of 9 hours. ReTWis can be used for a variety of different purposes and in as many ways; whenever you need to know whether there are living humans on the other side of the solid barrier and what their current location is.
ReTWis is an invaluable tool in every case where having visibility is essential. ReTWis can see through most common wall materials enabling its users to view living beings at a range of up to 20 meters. ReTWis is the tool which can help you to have a quick evaluation of room activity and it can also be used as a decision-maker tool.
|TiaLinx (USA) (web archive for more info)||
Lots of advanced through wall sensing products and least information available. Eagle5-P, Eagle5-N, Eagle45-W, Cougar10-L, and Phoenix50-H systems just to mention a few. U.S. based TiaLinx Inc. has developed a system, also utilizing a low-power UWB design. Actually, TiaLinx’ Eagle 5 family of radars can be used as ‘dual-use systems’ – for spotting and tracking targets behind walls, but due to its high sensitivity, the sensor can also detecting living people trapped under rubble, by spotting their breathing movements. The system can also detect underground cavities associated with weapon’s caches and IED emplacements inside walls.The imager ‘illuminates’ the target area with rapid, wide-band high frequency (nano sec.)
|radarvision 2000 soldiervision 2000 (USA)||
Mentioned on the web as early as 2000. Appears to be novelty products manufactured by company armor holdings. (previously Huntsville, Ala.-based Time Domain Corp.) that used to be available more than 10 years ago. Current website has no standalone package available. Presentation from field testing. Video. Article from 2003. It is interesting since it was available in Lithuania (sold by UAB Arveka).
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|Sentry Probe (archived website)||
As of Feb 2015 inventor started kickstarter campaign so anyone with $150 can get their hands on “personal security device” aka through wall radar. Problem is that signal could be spoofed and radar itself used to drive the user crazy. So here goes “only for law enforcement” story.
SENTRY PROBE technology is retrofitted into a DeWALT flashlight to provide a rugged enclosure and recharging system, to survive rough handling for long life. Seen on the top is a Sonalert beeper which enunciates detected movement. Movement generates very distinctive sound which is automatically interpreted as movement easily heard even in noisy situations. The unit is battery operated, operating reliably for many hours without a recharge. It may be hand-held, placed on the ground, mounted on a pole for scanning high places or extended into places that are hazardous, mounted on a robot, or may be mounted on a dish for distant probing and penetrating substantial buildings and multiple walls even through foliage.SENTRY PROBE uses microwave Doppler RADAR. A computer running RADAR PC may be used optionally connected to the external connector. It is a stand-alone electronic device to detect motion through most doors, walls, and foliage both in direct contact with the surface of interest or at a distance. This detection is reported as a sound that allows the users to instantly know if any movement occurs in the field of the Illuminator.One important feature, the user is alerted instantly to any movement without watching or seeing the area of interest. The movement is turned into sound so the user does not have to watch a tiring video screen or peer through binoculars in surveillance situations. The sound may be easily adjusted to continuously report movement with extreme sensitivity or be silent and only make sound when there is movement, as an alarm would, and may silently trigger cameras for recording movement in sensitive areas.If your job requires you to breach doors to apprehend suspects or process a warrant, knowing if there is any movement behind a door, wall, or foliage may be of interest. If you need to detect movement in sensitive areas or through entry points SENTRY PROBE can warn you if there is any movement.Tactical Teams can use SENTRY PROBE to prevent dangerous surprises in sensitive situations. Barricade and Hostage situations may be managed to provide the Tactical Team real-time awareness of the movement of perpetrators and occupants inside the building of interest. SENTRY PROBE allows the user to reliably characterize the movement out of sight providing additional situational awareness unobtainable in any other wayInventor CV
|Lexid Lobster Eye||
LEXID® is a single sided X-ray detection and imaging system that provides through-the-wall acquisition and focusing of Compton backscattered photons of hidden objects, contraband, explosive devices, weapons or people. Physical Optics plans to have LEXID on the market as early as 2008, and it won’t be available to just Homeland Security. At a projected price of well less than $10,000 per scanner, the field is open for all sorts of uses. House inspectors, exterminators and construction workers could see exactly what’s inside the walls and foundation of a house. Archaeologists could save themselves weeks of trying to get inside a delicate structure only to find that it does not, in fact, hold the secret to the fall of Rome. SWAT teams could see exactly what they’re dealing with before they run into a building. Lower-power, higher-efficiency X-ray technology could mean that radiology departments can get rid of the lead blankets.Nothing about it is on http://www.poc.com website. Maybe it got canceled or was it classified?sources: 1 2 3
|Through Wall Scope (japan)||
Youtube presentation. Detection errors caused by multi-path propagation can be reduces dramatically compared with conventional mono-pulse detection system by introducing newly developed UWB scanning system, IAA.
|picor bio (russia)||
Through-Wall Imaging device for opaque environments monitoring PicoR-Bio is designed to detect people over optically opaque obstacles (walls and floors of buildings, including concrete slabs, unlit rooms, piles of building materials, damaged structures and rock avalanches, etc.), both moving and stationary (movement and breathing visualization). The device allows the operator to see people in the room “through walls” to determine the distance to them in real time,also the operator can see whether they are moving or not.This device is connected to a PC (for OS Windows) via USB. PC operator using SKI-Bio software cancontrol sensor values and see real-time objects detection on a radargram. Software also allows you to record any signal for further analysis.The device has a stealth and safest course of action. It can not be detected by radioscanners because power radiated by the device in a wide frequency range is extremely small. During scanning the device does not interfere with other radio equipment and is immune to interference itself.PicoR-Bio can be operated against the wall or from a distance.
“No-knocks”, hostage rescue, barricaded gunmen, reconnaissance and surveillance ops all pose high risk. Swat TMP-Vision helps manage that risk by “seeing” through walls to detect the presence of motion and display valuable information on an easily understood, wireless user device.Swat TMP-Vision helps operators constantly monitor and evaluate a situation, accumulate new intelligence and prepare possible scenarios designed to save lives.The Swat TMP-Vision can detect and track motion through thick concrete, cinderblock, brick and other building materials. TMP-Vision will detect motion through up to 12 inches (30 cm) of solid concrete and even through meters of building rubble.
|Motion Detector thru Wall – ISS (UAE) (previously sold by easywaresolutions.com no archive available)||
Specifications A Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW), 94 GHz imaging radar, with 3D imaging A Pulse Burst Doppler radar, specifically tuned to low “biological” rates, 3D imaging at 94 GHz A 30 to 100? Terahertz 2-D imaging sensor, allowing passive imaging through clothing and lighter obstructions MEMS 6 DOF accelerometers fused with the RADAR image to remove RADAR motion during imaging Click on the image to enlarge We are developing a compact, completely portable, multiple imaging modes, motion compensated, self contained, low cost handheld Thru Wall Detection and Imaging Radar providing the operator with real-time data graphing and analysis capability.
Search and rescue missions are extremely difficult to perform successfully. Limited resources, harsh weather conditions and
3D Through-Wall Radar
|biken radars (china)||
Various through wall and life sign detector radars for police and first responders
Wall radar is a lightweight, durable and highly sophisticated equipment, designed specifically for public security, armed police, national security and special forces. Comprehensive coverage of ultra-wideband signals penetrate the door, hollow bricks, clay brick, concrete and other common wall, the wall space and rapid estimation of the situation room, get hidden unknown human and precise location information of moving objects . Monitoring in the building: detection, groups position; prolonged surveillance, need to decide when to enter; target hidden vivo. Under unclear circumstances, the wall quickly detect dangerous Clear. Search and Rescue: collapsed buildings, fire or smoke place; life detection. Customs inspection: search for illegal immigrants hidden in a wooden container; wooden container quickly check whether vivo activity.
Another radar offered on same website- cats eye.
STORM Portable Units (Handheld, Manpack, Portable)VAWD Sense Thru Obstacles Remote Monitoring (STORM) Systems VAWD STORM System Capability All weather sense through obstruction life form detection sensor Detect, track, discriminate human and other life form targets hidden within building structure or deep inside foliage areas at long standoff range Platform: Handheld, Portable or Vehicle mount Standoff Range (SR): up to 50m for handhelds and greater than 100m for vehicle mount Moving or stationary life form detector Ground penetration, buried object detector and imaging VAWD STORM System Technologies High dimensional Radar Architecture Multi-Filters Biometric Classification Multi-spectral Line Radar Receiver Life form Spectrum Feature Extraction Techniques
|ids corporation (Italy)||By simply placing the through-wall radar against a wall, the device will detect the location and movement of people that are inside the room. With a 3D graphical interface, and a range of 20 meters, this easy to use device can be used to help save lives. Targeted at military or special forces that encounter high risk and hostile situations – the knowledge provided by the through-wall radar can help them accurately judge what’s going on inside a closed building. By knowing where their enemies are hiding, they will be able to avoid walking into any ambushes and they can look for unguarded entry points into a building.|
|tonron (china) (previously sold by tonron.com no archive version available)||
Through wall detection radar adopts the advanced UWB technology and can pierce the normal wood wall, cob wall brick wall, concrete wall and glass etc to detect the location and shape of movable target inside the building which can he used in the domain such as antiterrorism, street battle or succor etc. This radar is possessed of good penetrability for wall and ground and features higher range resolution and precision target 3D imaging prop ertv which can be used in real-time detecting movable target behind the wall and displaying the target on the screen, and also has the wireless transmission function: the radar real-time condition can be known via remote computer. The design of small size and portability is adopted by this radar.
|Cambrate P100 (UK)||
Cambrate P100 through-wall radar is a high-tech surveillance equipment which adopts ultra-wideband radar technology, specially designed for police, military and other special fields. Cambrate P100 analyses the time-domain doppler echo produced by human motion to determine whether the person in the building is living and get the person’s specific location information,at the same time Cambrate P100 takes advantage of the ultra-wideband electromagnetic pulse signal’s strong penetrating for obstructions(e.g wall) , combines with professional radar signal processing algorithms, and realizes the rapid positioning function for the person hiding in the building, to help combat personnel to seize the best opportunity for combating, and reduce the blindness of the action and the risk of casualties. The entire device is small size, light weight, easy operation and precise positioning. In addition, the device is designed in accordance with IP67 ,and meet the harsh operational environment requirements.
|Melss (india)||MELSS manufactures / support high technology electronic systems – Through Wall Radar. No information about it on their website. It’s only mentioned in their corporate catalogue (removed now – no archived version available)|
|NSS610 (USA) (previously listed on novoquad.com now listed as ND-SV001 on nqdefense.com||
Appears to be clone of Xaver 800, even though left side buttons are different.The NSS610 is unique in providing for the first time a true 3D imaging of objects behind walls. The NSS610’s superior object resolution allows quick location of people hidden by walls and barriers, and tracking of their movement patterns to support differentiation between victims and hostiles. Simple to operate, the NSS610 delivers mission-critical information when and where it is needed, providing unprecedented situational awareness. The result is a high-end system that primarily suits urban Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, providing exceptional object resolution and image clarity.
Dutch product. Not advertised. Picture from 2005 exhibition at NATO headquarters in Brussels On TNO website there are multiple PDF’s about research of through wall technology, but nothing about the product itself. There is archive version of TNO website available with description of the radar – archive (2007).
|Gradient QD M1 S1 (germany)||
GRADIENT QD is a portable high performance quick deployment sensor optimized for gathering information about living persons from behind solid walls. The system hardware including Flat Panel Phased Array Antenna is assembled in a Pelikan case.GRADIENT M1 Modular Persons Location
Gradient M1 is a high performance modular system, comprising a Base Station and several external Radio Frequency Heads operating on mid-UHF and High-UHF frequencies. The system features a longer operating range, better clutter suppression and range discrimination.
GRADIENT S1 is a stand-alone sensor designed for sectoral surveillance. The radar sensor is fully self-contained and works without any cable connections with external world. This adds to the system performance in a critical situation. The radar hardware including battery and remote control unit is assembled within antenna radome.
Also mentioned 2 legacy systems called Sirius compact and Sirius-1 Forward Looking Vital Signs Sensor
|DSO (Singapore) (removed no archive version – link goes to press release description)||
Through-Wall Motion Detector
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|Данник-5 (dannik 5) Russia (original page removed from website although radar mentioned here)||
From pictures it appears there are two versions of uwb radar.
Moscow Aviation Institute developed through wall radar for police forces. It doesn’t appear to be prototype. It’s already being displayed in exhibitions. Doesn’t have a screen. Has indicators for distance to person, breathing and other vital signs. So it’s not imaging device. More like detector. Probably cheap.Video of radar on the news. (russian language)
The InSight is a handheld TTWS made by Raytheon for military use.16 This small handheld device weighs 3.3 pounds and can operate for 3.5 hours using rechargeable batteries. The device has a 100-degree, two-dimensional (2D) field of view with an operating range of up to 40 meters. The device is able to detect walls as well as moving targets, including slight motion (although not motion associated with breathing).
Another raytheon radar described in washington post back in 2010. No model name.
|TDR6000 (china) and others||
Some chinese through wall radars. Appears to be some technical comparison table??
PROBANT stands for “People Real-Time Observation in Buildings:
|radar scope (darpa -US ) Original page removed archived version available here||
The Visibuilding program developed technologies and systems for new building surveillance capabilities to detect personnel within buildings, determine building layouts, and locate weapons caches within buildings. This program developed techniques to inject and recover probing radar waveforms and unravel the complicated multipath in the return signals to enable the mapping and characterization of building interiors.
UWB Radar for remote alive objects monitoring It is intended for remote monitoring for people, allocation of signals of breath and palpitation. It can be used for subsurface introscopy, definitions of positions of objects behind walls, definitions of thickness of dielectric layers with high resolution (about 1 sm)
Detection of moving people behind reinforced concrete walls 0.6 m thick
|AVID (UK) (page removed no archived version available although mentioned on front page of current site)||AVID – hand held through wall radar. (no further information)They also manufacture permanently installed through wall sensor systems for prison cell 24/7 monitoring. They claim they had through wall radar in production in the 1990s.|
|SIRCHIE 007 (previously listed on oinsite.cn no archive available) (china)||
SIRCHIE 007 through-wall radar is a high-tech product which is designed and manufactured for public security,urban operations,and anti-terrorist special battles.In recent years,especially western nations have pressed on with this technology.So the military has paid close attention to it.The device can be used for anti-terrorist operations of the police and military,detect criminals through building with wide effective detecting range,and confirm the criminal’s location with advanced environmental perception. The battlefield can be towards to us. Then we can judge the situation more accurately,put into effect attack more availably.The new version is also used for ATA(anti-theft alarm) in banks,military base,weapon warehouse.
|DKL LifeGuard (usa)||
The lightweight, hand-held DKL LifeGuard™ is a passive electronic sensor that detects the electric field created by a beating human heart, even through barriers. A patented filter eliminates all but the unique ultra low frequency (ULF), human electric field. Since it detects only living humans, the LifeGuard ™ is immune to false alarms caused by animals, heat, vibration or noise.
|Rescue Radar (canada)||
Detects the movement of victims buried in soil, rock, rubble or snow. Rescue Radar is sensitive to small movements of arms, legs or even breathing.When disaster strikes and people are buried alive, time is critical! Rescue Radar is designed for rapid deployment by search and rescue teams.
|Life Sensor radar (japan/russia)||
Commercialization of Russian military technology. Search of live human persons (suffered during spontaneous disaster and calamity) invisible for visual detection under obstruction of broken buildings, soil, snow avalanches and so on as well as persons hidden in mentioned environments, buildings, containers.
|milicam (france) mentioned here||
Milicam30 sensor was developed to detect human presence behind walls or under debris. It can also detect objects inside walls or screen passengers or baggage at airport security checks.So far it seems most advanced device as it’s able to detect contours of human body through wall. Not very portable though.
appears to be military
|ATO technology (usa) (local copy pdf)||
Seems to be Military oriented. More pictures from some sort of military fair or carnival (exhibition if you will). Note earpiece on the presentation boy and sunglasses on sidekick
|walleye technologies (removed archived version here) (USA)||
Walleye”s portable microwave imaging camera technology platform generates high quality digital images that allow users to see through solid objects and display, store, analyze and transmit images. The Walleye technology is based on the field of long wavelength imaging systems, in particular, millimeter wave imaging systems. Walleye”s ability to deliver the benefits of this technology in a portable, handheld, battery powered device is an industry first.prototype on the right has projected manufacturing price of only $500
Man Portable Hands-Free Heads-Up Display Wireless Remote Interface IntuitiveDisplay Non-Distracting Target Information Recognizable Target Images Real-time Display (23 Frames/sec)
Manufactures see through wall radars, uwb radar kits and a lot more.
|Enforcement Technology Group (usa)||
The Compact Sense-Through-Wall Radar Imaging System offers reliable detection to distances of up to 65 ft. (20m) through most common wall materials such as: Cement, Plaster, Brick, Concrete, Reinforced Concrete, Adobe, Drywall, and Other Standard Building Materials Item #: ETG-CTWR Price: $45000.00. brochure
|Golograf / holograf / радар “Голограф” (russia)||
Developed by nanotechnology center in russia
|Top Sky TS-120 (china)||
TS-120 Through wall radar is an ultra-portable, handheld and durable presence of life detector. It is compact size and lightweight and can provides personnel critical information in real-time about the presence of life and its distance behind a wall.
TS-120 is professionally designed for special safety protection or emergency industry. It is widely used in tactic assault ,safety protection, Hostage Recovery, search &rescue and son on.
As of Feb 2015 they changed product photo to this. Screen appears to be the same packaged into different casing. Smells even fishier.
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|unknown (vietnam) sold by cic.com.vn||
|Novasky Electronic technology Ltd (china)||
|Hitar by vizornet (USA)||HITAR® a Sense Through The Wall (STTW) product uses ultra-wideband low-power radar in a handheld device that can see through the walls from a significant distance and provide a map of individuals behind the walls.|
|Radar flashlight (usa)||
Photos above are from 2001 Georgia Tech website press release about through wall radar funded in 1998 by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), a division of the U.S. Justice Department. Archive copy here. “Research that evolved into the RADAR Flashlight began at GTRI in the mid-1980s with the patenting of a frequency-modulated radar for remotely checking vital signs of soldiers wounded on the battlefield “. I guess its about checking vital signs of wounded enemy soldiers so death squads could finish off the survivors.
Probably one of the oldest products mentioned in the media (20 years ago). The RADAR Flashlight was developed to be a law enforcement tool. It can detect the respiration signature of a motionless individual standing up to 5 meters behind a 20 centimeter hollow core concrete block wall.
|Wave Sense (USA) (archived website)||
A Pocket-Sized Through-the-Wall Motion Detector. Another defunct website of this product is wave-sense.ws. Demonstration video available on youtube.
|kopin / golden-i||Hard to tell if they just bragging for some other reason, but their partner verizon in this youtube video claims firefighters use it to see through walls. It’s strange video – firefighters would never use such device as shown in the video. I guess video is designed to create impression that it’s used in such way, but in reality it’s probably (if ever) used in completely different fashion. For what we know it could be just government money laundering.|