1 May 2017 Theoretical considerations for a dynamic calibration target for through-wall and through-rubble motion-sensing Doppler radar
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Proceedings Volume 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI; 101880A (2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262304
Event: SPIE Defense + Security, 2017, Anaheim, California, United States
The effectiveness of various dynamic calibration targets emulating human respiration are analyzed. Potential advantages of these devices relate to easier calibration methods for human detection testing in through-wall and through-rubbles situations. The three devices examined possess spherical polyhedral geometries. Spherical characteristics were implemented due to the unique qualities spheres possess in regards to calibration purposes. The ability to use a device that is aspect independent is favorable during the calibration process. Rather than using a traditional, static calibration sphere, a dynamic, sphere-like device offers the ability to resemble breathing movements of the human body. This motion opens the door for numerous types of Doppler testing that is impossible in a static calibration device. Monostatic RCS simulations at 3 GHz are documented for each geometry. The results provide a visual way of representing the effectiveness of each design as a dynamic calibration target for human detection purposes.
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Michael J. Harner, Matthew J. Brandsema, Ram M. Narayanan, John R. Jendzurski, Nicholas G. Paulter, "Theoretical considerations for a dynamic calibration target for through-wall and through-rubble motion-sensing Doppler radar", Proc. SPIE 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, 101880A (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262304; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262304

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