X2 Millimeter Wave Imaging System
ThruWave’s X2 Millimeter Wave Imaging System enables high speed 3D imaging of objects through non-metallic packaging materials such as cardboard, paper, plastic, fabric, and wood. The X2 imaging system uses very low power millimeter wave radio signals to ensure human safety, and can be used to image people and/or objects in close proximity.
The X2 imaging system is flexible and easily configured with a varying number of Sensor Modules to support even very large image volumes. The X2 Sensor Modules work in concert to transmit human-safe millimeter wave signals and receive reflections from objects in the image volume. The Sensor Modules make imaging measurements with a sampling rate of up to 1,000 measurements per second to minimize motion blur, even for objects on fast-moving conveyors.
Up to 16 X2 Sensor Modules can be connected to a single X-Series Concentrator. The Concentrator collects raw image data from the Sensor Modules and provides a Gigabit Ethernet interface to a ruggedized Linux-based Imaging Server that generates 3D images in near-real time.
The ThruWave X2 system produces 3D images with a voxel resolution of better than 15 mm x 15 mm x 15 mm (x,y,z). These 3D images form a point-cloud dataset that can be visualized as a series of depth slices (like a CT scan) or automatically interpreted by software to yield process-relevant data such as item count, detect missing items, detect damaged items, etc.