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Perimeter surveillance using a miniaturized millimetre-wave radar
Author(s): Helmut Essen; Winfried Johannes; Stephan Stanko
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Paper Abstract

An FM-CW radar at 94 GHz has been equipped with antennas with high azimuthal gain and a broad beam in elevation and mounted on a rotating pedestal. The radar covers a range interval of 500 m. A change detection algorithm is used to discriminate invading persons from the background. Tracking of non-stationary target objects is maintained by Kalman filtering. The RCS of detected objects is determined using a pre-calibration against a precision corner reflector at a defined range. The measured RCS is compared with a threshold value to discriminate between dangerous and nondangerous persons. Additional information from a video camera is necessary for a first discrimination between target classes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2012
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8544, Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology V, 85440K (26 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.924854
Show Author Affiliations
Helmut Essen, Maxonic GmbH (Germany)
Winfried Johannes, Fraunhofer FHR (Germany)
Stephan Stanko, Fraunhofer FHR (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8544:
Millimetre Wave and Terahertz Sensors and Technology V
Neil Anthony Salmon; Eddie L. Jacobs, Editor(s)

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