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Detection and tracking of personnel using a high-speed 94GHz surveillance radar
Author(s): David G. Macfarlane; Duncan A. Robertson; Ben Jones; Anthony Clark
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Paper Abstract

Screening crowds for threats requires a stand-off sensor with wide area coverage, high spatial resolution and a high temporal update rate. We have assessed the capability of the NIRAD high speed 94 GHz FMCW surveillance radar against this requirement. NIRAD’s sub-degree beamwidth, 25 cm range bins and 10 Hz azimuthal frame rate yield high resolution radar videos of scenes over ranges from tens to hundreds of meters, capable of tracking people walking or running around the scene. We present how people are detected and tracked in the scene to enable analysis of their radar cross section images to reveal signatures which may indicate the presence of a carried threat item.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9077, Radar Sensor Technology XVIII, 90770S (29 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053017
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David G. Macfarlane, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Duncan A. Robertson, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Ben Jones, Ctr. for Applied Science and Technology (United Kingdom)
Anthony Clark, Ctr. for Applied Science and Technology (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9077:
Radar Sensor Technology XVIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin Doerry, Editor(s)

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