R&D is the very core of MC2 Technologies’ activity.
The company is involved in several French and European projects
OUR CURRENT PROJECTS
Advanced hoListic Adverse Drone Detection, Identification and Neutralisation
This project intends to adress the growing threat issue of drone misuse in crime and terrorism. The consortium administering the project consists of 18 technical, law enforcement and end user infrastructure partners from nine EU Member States: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the UK.
The objective of GRACE is to develop surface mount W-band (93-100 GHz) radar components for Enhanced Flight Vison Systems (EFVSs) that permit take-off, landing and taxiing in poor visibility conditions, where landing would not be safe otherwise.
Millimetre-wave radar technology is expected to be a critical complement to infrared (IR) technology in future EFVS systems. In poor-visibility conditions (snow, rain, fog, and dust) radar technology has the potential to improve the Air Traffic Management (ATM) significantly with improved rates of on-time landing and taking off, increased safety, and eventually reduced CO2 gas emissions with as much as 10% resulting from the reduced number of unsuccessful landing attempts followed by a go-around.
Optically Based Instantaneous microWAve iMagery
OBIWAM is a collaborative research-enterprise (PRCE) project composed by three industrial partners and two academic ones, which is voluntarily focused on applications. It aims to design and experimentally demonstrate a real-time-high-resolution microwave imagery system for security applications (body scanners, vision through walls, target detection in opaque environments, non-destructive testing of luggage) using microwave frequencies and photonic and optoelectronic devices.
The OMAT poject – Millimetric Waves for Telecommunications Applications – is an “HDF Avenir” project funded by the BPI and the Hauts-de-France region. Its aim to integrate transmit and receive modules for high-speed point-to-point communication applications (Telecom PTP) in the 71 GHz- 76 GHz and 81 GHz – 86GHz frequency bands.
OUR EARLIER PROJECTS
Synthetic aPerture Interferometric raDiometer for sEcurity in cRitical infraStructure
Along with the evolution of nature and frequency of threats on various critical infrastructures and soft targets, there is a need for evolution and improvement in the detection solutions of hidden objects or materials that can represent a menace to European citizens and assets. Current long queues at airports or administration security checkpoints and bulky scanners will soon be seen as outdated with the coming technologies. As the number of transportation hubs and sensitive location for common security are increasing (airports, power plants, prisons, administrations) passive scanning system, not emitting any radiation, represent the most promising opportunities.
Passive Imaging through multipleXing device based on time reversaL
MC2 Technologies develops and industrializes microwave scanner solutions for security applications (fight against crime and terrorism). This passive (emission-free) technology is based on a millimeter frequency range variation of radiation of the human body and hidden objects. As part of the PIXEL project, partners intend to improve this technology by enabling a real-time display of images without affecting resolution and sensitivity, thus distinguishing themselves from competing solutions. To achieve these goals, mechanical scanning of the existing system will be replaced by a simultaneous reading of the signals received by an antenna array. This instantaneous reading will be obtained by the development of a passive THz multiplexer with time reversal, resulting from the recent work of XLIM.
Digital RAdiometric Correlation Camera
The project is supported by the french ministry of Defence (DGA) in the frame of a RAPID program. The main aim of this project is to develop a new generation of passive imaging systems working at millimeter wave frequencies. The technology is based on an innovative architecture of digital correlation receivers.