Smiths Group has acquired the millimetre wave technology house Farran Technology in a 19 million Euro deal.
Farran, based in
Using its own proprietary technology, Farran’s has also developed a ‘detection portal’ that can spot the presence of metal and non-metallic objects concealed under clothing.
The millimetre-wave Imaging system, called Tadar, employs a patented mechanically-scanning technology with mm-wave MMIC front-ends to produce high resolution raster images at near real-time refresh rates.
Smiths Detection plans to expand Farran’s research and development activity to support the growth of its own microwave sub-systems operations.