Class, say hello to MIRANDA. MIRANDA stands for Millimetre Wave Radar using Analogue and New Digital Approach. Here’s a nice man from defenceiq.com to explain who MIRANDA is and what she can do to keep us all safe from terrorists, criminals, gun owners and sovereign citizens. “One main feature is the selection of the transmitted frequency, as millimetre wave and lower Terahertz radiation may penetrate clothing. In addition, systems at higher frequencies need smaller antennas for the same image resolution. The third aspect comprises the fact that the range resolution of a radar sensor is directly connected to its bandwidth.” Yes, well, let’s try that again . . .
This means that with the MIRANDA 300 system having a bandwidth of 40 GHz, it can provide a range resolution of 3.75 mm, independent of the range of the observed object. Using this, detailed images of people and objects are feasible at large distances of more than a hundred metres.
The lower terahertz regime shows many advantages. On the one hand, electromagnetic waves of 1 mm wavelength can easily penetrate clothes, shirts, and other materials. On the other hand, explosives do not show total transparency, so they can be distinguished underneath garment.
Furthermore, because of the high range resolution, objects carried by a person cannot only be detected but also be identified, thereby offering a wide range of possibilities for the security sector, most obviously for weapon detection in public areas.
Everybody get that? No Johnny, they won’t need metal detectors with MIRANDA. Or, these days, a search warrant. What’s your big brother got to do with this? Oh, that Big Brother. Anyone else have a question?
No Jose, the technology is not American. It was developed by the Fraunhofer Society, “Europe’s largest application-oriented research organisation and is comprised of sixty institutes across Germany.” Yes we won that war. But they’re our allies now.
In fact they’re developing a big gun to shoot at asteroids and save the earth. No you can’t have one. Yes Alice, MIRANDA would be able to see if Max had one—especially in California. Right? Who wants to play non-invasive tag?