Tomsk State University scientists' invention can be deployed by police and security services in terrorist situations, also for rescues.
'After participation in the INTERPOLITECH-2016 Fair, we reduced size of Radiodozor from 1.5 metres in length to 80 centimetres.' Picture: TSU
Viktor Zolotov, director of Russia's National Guard, saw the device in action at a Moscow exhibition, and noted its high capabilities.
The device detects the location and trajectory of people by analysing their movement and breath using ultrawidebroadband (UWB) rays.
It uses include fighting terrorist threats, rescuing hostages, searching for people under debris.
The device is around five times cheaper than certain foreign models, and is more functional than similar devices made in Russia.
'The device weighs 7 kilograms, its coverage distance is 7 metres.' Pictures: TSU
It detects not only the presence of someone behind walls but also defines their location with up to 10 cm precision.
Zolotov claimed that the National Guard should be equipped with such devices. He called for the manufacture a smaller version of the device making it more convenient to use.
Sergey Shipilov, of the Faculty of Radiophysics at Tomsk State University, said: 'After participation in the INTERPOLITECH-2016 Fair, we reduced size of Radiodozor from 1.5 metres in length to 80 centimetres.
Tomsk State University scientists' invention can be deployed by police and security services in terrorist situations. Pictures: The Siberian Times, TSU
'The device weighs 7 kilograms, its coverage distance is 7 metres.'
In six months, the scientists will be ready with a new version that can 'see' behind walls to a distance of between 20 and 40 metres.
'After that, we will discuss further collaboration with National Guard,' he said.
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