CBNNew.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli start-up company developed a radar system capable of seeing through walls.
"The idea of seeing through walls has been around since the 1960s, but modern technology is now ripe enough to enable it to happen," said Amir Beeri, director of technology for Camero, the company developing the system.
"When we established the company in 2004, we intended to develop sufficiently high vision resolution to allow an untrained user to see through a wall," he said.
Camero's new system merges UWB (Ultra Wide Band) technology with special algorithms that process the data, providing a usable image of whatever is behind the wall.
A competitive system, made by Time Domain, which lacks imaging algorithms, can detect whether someone is behind the wall, but doesn't provide a readable image.
Camero's first version, called Xaver 800, was too heavy to be used in battle, but the lightweight Xaver 300 and 400, which are much easier to transport, can penetrate a variety of walls, though not solid metal.
"Like the Israeli army's night vision system, which was once an expensive product and eventually came into broad, general use, we hope that our radar too will become standard issue for all military units," said Camero CEO Aharon Aharon.