Russian group of tech companies has designed new portable radar Stenovizor PO-900, which permits detection of offenders from behind a wall by sensing their heartbeat as well as breathing.
“Our product will allow law enforcement agencies and Special Forces to obtain critical information about the object behind the wall; it will increase the level of security and mobility of the operation.” The head of engineering reconnaissance of Logis-Geotech, Igor Vedeneev was quoted as saying by Sputnik News today..
The PO-900 portable device, manufactured for personal wear, weighs less than 800 grams and its maximum detection range through a 40 cm brick is 11 meters.
“The detection modes include movement and breathing, as well as ‘geo-radar’ which are scanning modes for building structures, soils and other materials,” Vedeneev added. The advanced radar also has scanning mode for mines, explosives and caches.
Russian radar, which has unique ability to detect through several multi-layered walls, is similar to an ordinary radio without an antenna. It is equipped with a 3.5-inch color display, which displays real-time radar reconnaissance results.
Federal service of troops of the National Guard will receive the unique portable radars and it will permit the commandos to locate terrorists not only in the buildings but also in bunkers and underground tunnels.
The radar will permit soldiers to detect terrorists at a safe distance not only inside a building but also on its opposite side.
Stenovizor PO-900 operates on the principle of a GPR locator which is able to conduct radio waves not only through air but also through soil and solid walls of the buildings, registering all the reflections from various obstacles.
The data is displayed in the form of moving diagonal red stripes — the vertical direction of the screen displays information about the distance at which a person has moved and horizontal lines determine the time during which he made the maneuver.
"In the future, we plan to expand the network of foreign offices and increase the amount of supply to new countries.” Vedeneev added.
Experts believe that the latest Stenovizor will be great asset in battle or in counter-terrorist operations in urban areas because carrying out such operations in a city requires a non-standard approach to reconnaissance as it is often difficult to accurately determine the number of intruders hiding in the building during the assault.