P. van Dorp
- Human motion estimation with multiple frequency modulated continuous wave radars
- IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation
- Volume | Issue number
- 4 | 3
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Informatics Institute (IVI)
Human motion estimation is an important issue in automotive, security or home automation applications. Radar systems are well suited for this because they are robust, are independent of day or night conditions and have accurate range and speed domain. The human response in a radar range-speed-time measurement behaves like an extended target where legs and arms coincide. A mutually non-coherent radar sensor network makes it possible to estimate additional information of the extended target response. To keep the system low cost the network uses commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) radar sensors without synchronisation of frequency or phase between the radar sensors. This article presents the results of human motion estimation with a mutually non-coherent radar sensor network. The calibration, radar processing, parameter estimation and classification of extended human objects are described. The swinging and rotating moving body parts give elliptical shapes in the differential range-speed responses. A model fit gives the legs and arms parameters on which classification is possible.
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