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Micro-Doppler phenomenology of humans at UHF and Ku-band for biometric characterization
Author(s): Jerry Silvious; John Clark; Thomas Pizzillo; Dave Tahmoush
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Paper Abstract

Extracting biometric characteristics using radar requires a detailed understanding of the RF scattering phenomenology associated with humans. The gross translational Doppler signals associated with walking are well documented in the literature. The work reported in this paper seeks to understand the micro-Doppler signals generated by human motion associated with ancillary activities such as breathing, heartbeat, and speech. We will describe procedures for anechoic chamber and outdoor measurements at UHF and Ku-band of humans engaged in a range of activities, such as lying, sitting, standing, speaking, and walking. In addition, we will analyze and discuss the various biometric signatures that we collected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7308, Radar Sensor Technology XIII, 73080X (29 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820995
Show Author Affiliations
Jerry Silvious, Army Research Lab. (United States)
John Clark, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Thomas Pizzillo, Army Research Lab. (United States)
Dave Tahmoush, 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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