Large Metasurface Aperture for Millimeter Wave Computational Imaging at the Human-Scale

Jonah Gollub, Okan Yurduseven, Kenneth P. Trofatter, Daniel Arnitz, Mohammadreza F. Imani, Timothy Sleasman, Michael Boyarsky, Alec Rose, Andreas Pedross-Engel, Hayrettin Odabasi, Tomas Zvolensky, Guy Lipworth, David Brady, Daniel Marks, Matthew Reynolds, David Smith

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We demonstrate a low-profile holographic imaging system at millimeter wavelengths based on an aperture composed of frequency-diverse metasurfaces. Utilizing measurements of spatially-diverse field patterns, diffraction-limited images of human-sized subjects are reconstructed. The system is driven by a single microwave source swept over a band of frequencies (17.5–26.5 GHz) and switched between a collection of transmit and receive metasurface panels. High fidelity image reconstruction requires a precise model for each field pattern generated by the aperture, as well as the manner in which the field scatters from objects in the scene. This constraint makes scaling of computational imaging systems inherently challenging for electrically large, coherent apertures. To meet the demanding requirements, we introduce computational methods and calibration approaches that enable rapid and accurate imaging performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
JournalNature Scientific Reports
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Imaging
  • Metasurfaces
  • Antennas
  • Microwave
  • millimeter-wave (mmWave)


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