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Current technology requires compliance on the part of the target subject. With a fixed installation at a secure facility, perimeter controls require costly operator manpower and can be avoided during a dedicated assault. Individual screening with equipment that employ millimeter bandwidth scans are slow and prone to operator errors or false-positive results along with increasing privacy concerns. Expensive and slow, increased deployment of large fixed detection equipment will inevitably shift threats to “softer” less secure targets.

Practical detectors must be reasonably priced, small, covertly located, simple to operate, safe to health, have an intelligent yes/no decision making capability, and possess a low false alarm rate in the presence of strong relative interference and a background of innocuous normally carried metal.

Patriot One Technologies in partnership with researchers from Canada’s McMaster University have developed a solution that employs near field radar in a manner that addresses all the factors outlined above in a cost-effective system that is being developed for commercial application in public locations within a realistically short time-frame.




  • Low-power impulse radar system for the stand-off detection of on-body concealed weapons.
  • System is compact and portable.
  • Frequency range: from 500 MHz to 5 GHz (microwave freq. range).
  • System is trained to recognize various weapons before deployment.
  • System is trained to recognize non-threat targets (i.e. unarmed civilians) before deployment.
  • System continues to “learn” after deployment and adapts to specific environment.
  • Network capability increases coverage dramatically as multiple units can act in tandem.

Licensing Rights

  • Five years in development. Patriot One holds an agreement to develop, license, manufacture and market the product worldwide.

Intellectual Property

Primary patents are maintained and held by McMaster University which will vigorously defend their patent filings against all infrigements or challenges.

Patriot One Technologies has the exclusive worldwide rights to commercialize the McMaster University technology for the detection of concealed weapons.  The system is patent pending on four continents, including: North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Patriot One Technologies works closely with McMaster to develop the intellectual property to commercial standards.

Under the patent filing process, examiners review patent applications against previous or otherwise related filings. This process takes time, particularly when multiple geographical regions are concerned.  In all technology patent searches, extensive study is required to identify instances where patent applications may appear to follow similar technological approaches. Ultimately there are often significant differences in how the processes work which are crucial to IP protection.  Patriot One Technologies has adopted an LTR (Late Time Response) radar target identification approach for the application of the licensed McMaster University’s patents, which posits that there are uniquely inherent methods proposed for the detection of concealed threats that identifies and specifies allowances for effective operation.

Patriot One Technologies is not solely reliant on the McMaster patents and has determined to file additional patents as ongoing advances in proprietary development continue to improve threat detection methods, procedures and technologies.

For additional information regarding patents & licensing, please contact:

Paul Borselli, VP, Marketing & Communication – [email protected]
John Martin, Manager of Investor Relations – [email protected]

Smart Detection Gets Small and Practical

Radar Technology on a Chip

chipAdvances in radar technology leads to weapons detection adaptation

  • Semiconductor technology now routinely allows microwave circuits to be packaged into Integrated Circuits (IC).
  • Microwave radars have been in military service for years, but not widely deployed in commercial or consumer applications because of expense. Until now.
  • A variety of applications have arisen, such as liquid-level measurement, motion detection, door openers, intrusion alarms and police speed meters.


The most widespread use of both microwave and millimeter-wave radar is automotive safety devices, including adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, collision warning, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, and backup object detection. While not the same as PATSCAN™ CMR hardware technology, the applicability as a result of miniaturization is similar.

  • A key advantage of microwave radar is its fine resolution in detecting small objects.
  • A multi-receiver version permits even finer precision in detecting objects and at wider angles.
  • In some instances both receiver and transceiver are on a single chip.
  • The Patriot One technology currently offers a high-grade effective operating range of approximately 2 meters (6.5 feet).


Image: Clemson University Vehicular Electronics Laboratory

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