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Whole Body Scanner

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Technology Trend card
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Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Whole Body Scanners

Whole Body Imaging (WBI) technology or Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) is used to scan and create a full-body (2- or 3- dimensional) image of an individual, including the surface of the skin and objects on, but not in, the body. Backscatter x-ray systems scan the surface of a body at a high speed with low-dose x-rays at 0.01 to 10 nm wavelengths. Millimeter-wave (MMW) imaging systems utilize radiation with 1 to 10 mm to generate a three-dimensional image based on the energy reflected from the body; and terahertz imagers ("sub-millimeter" systems) operate at 0.1 to 1.0 mm wavelengths sensing the heat emission from a human body. 

Augmented Reality Systems

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Technology Trend card
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Publisher / Publication: 
Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Augmented Reality Systems

Augmented reality systems (ARS) are computer generated additions to reality, such as visual, audible or tactile information, which enhance the users perception of his environment. These augmented aspects give the user the impression that these are a part of the real world. Such systems can e.g. be handheld devices (e. g. mobile phone), head mounted displays (e. g. google glass), projections or contact lens displays.

Quantum Cryptography

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Technology Trend card
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Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Quantum Cryptography

Quantum cryptography uses quantum physical principles to securely distribute a secret encryption key between two or more remote parties. This key is then used for a classical encryption scheme to encrypt and decrypt information. For this reason, quantum cryptography is also called quantum key distribution.

Through the wall sensors

Document type: 
Technology Trend card
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Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of through-the wall sensing

Through the Wall Sensing (TWS) or Through the Wall Radar (TWR) describe technologies which enable the detection and localization of persons or objects through non transparent and non metallic matter (e.g. walls, debris). Active TWS systems use microwave or rather radar frequencies (2-30 Ghz), whereas passive systems are able to utilize radiation emitted by WLAN or broadcasting systems.

 

Biometric Recognition Technologies

Document type: 
Technology Trend card
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Publisher / Publication: 
Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Biometric recognition technologies

"Biometric recognition includes a variety of technologies which are used for the automated identification and authentication of people. Unique identifiable attributes such as iris, retina or fingerprints, as well as hand, face, voice or gait patterns can be used to validate the identity of individuals"

 

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