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Through-the-wall detection of slow-moving personnel
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a time-domain, Moving-Target-Indication (MTI) processing formulation for detecting slow-moving personnel behind walls. The proposed time-domain MTI processing formulation consists of change detection and tracking algorithms. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the MTI processing formulation using data collected by the Army Research Laboratory's (ARL's), Ultra-Wideband (UWB), Synchronous Impulse Reconstruction (SIRE) radar. During the collection of the data, the SIRE radar remains stationary and is positioned broadside to the wall and 38 degrees off the broadside position. We have collected data for multiple operational scenarios including: personnel walking inside wood and cinderblock structures, personnel walking in linear and non-linear trajectories, and multiple personnel walking within the building structure. We analyze the characteristics of moving target signatures for the multiple operational scenarios and describe the detection and tracking algorithms implemented to exploit them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 73080Q (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818513
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Anthony Martone, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth Ranney, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Roberto Innocenti, Army Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7308:
Radar Sensor Technology XIII
Kenneth I. Ranney; Armin W. Doerry, Editor(s)

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