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A Radar-based Concealed Threat Detector

This article describes a system that is capable of detecting dangerous objects carried under a person’s clothing from a standoff position. The system is autonomous and automatically renders a decision regarding the outcome of a test for a particular pe...
This project was started in order to develop a device that could detect concealed guns on people to protect police officers by allowing them to frisk a suspect at a distance. The original concept was to have the unit in a handheld, battery operated package. Other applications included the...
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MESL Microwave Acquired From Thales

Thales-MESL Ltd., a manufacturer of microwave components for the communications and defence industries, has been acquired from Thales Holdings UK plc, a subsidiary of Thales SA, by a combination of industrial investors—Lars McBride, Anthony Smith and William Buist-Wells. In the future, the company will be known as MESL Microwave...
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Demand for RF and Microwave Discrete Semiconductors is Alive and Growing

Many end-users, ranging from cellular infrastructure OEMs to the military, will continue to purchase various types of discrete RF/microwave diodes and transistors. For several applications, hybrid circuits implementing discrete RF devices, as opposed to MMICs or RFICs, offer economically and technically attractive tailored solutions—occasionally even for modules destined for...
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