4 August 2000 Detection, location, and identification of building occupants using a robot-mounted through-wall radar
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We have assembled, programmed, and demonstrated a robot- mounted motion-detection radar suitable for through-wall operation. Our radar, which employs pulse-Doppler techniques, is designed to look through building walls and locate moving targets. The radar's signal-processing algorithms use both time-domain and frequency-domain clues to classify detected motion as arising from: (1) the ambient background; (2) mechanical motion; or (3) human activity. In the case of human motion, our routines also attempt to identify the occupant's particular activity, e.g., resting, walking, talking.
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David G. Falconer, Robert W. Ficklin, Kurt G. Konolige, "Detection, location, and identification of building occupants using a robot-mounted through-wall radar", Proc. SPIE 4037, Digitization of the Battlespace V and Battlefield Biomedical Technologies II, (4 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395028; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.395028
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Radar

Doppler effect

Target detection

Fluctuations and noise

Microcontrollers

Sensors

Computing systems

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