A portable real-time digital noise radar system for through-the-wall imaging

Pin Heng Chen, Mahesh C. Shastry, Chieh Ping Lai, Ram Mohan Narayanan

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Abstract

We present the design and implementation of a portable, digital, real-time random noise radar system operating in the ultrahigh frequency range for through-the-wall detection and imaging. Noise radar technology is combined with modern digital signal processing approaches to architect a system to covertly perform range imaging of obscured stationary and moving targets as well as to detect the presence of humans via micro-Doppler detection combined with empirical mode decomposition. We model the propagation and sampling nonidealities in the system and propose techniques to overcome the effect of these nonidealities. Experimental results demonstrate the system's capability to image target scenes and characterize human activity from different stand-off distances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6178010
Pages (from-to)4123-4134
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume50
Issue number10 PART2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 10 2012

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Radar systems
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Spurious signal noise
Imaging techniques
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Digital signal processing
human activity
decomposition
Sampling
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detection
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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Chen, Pin Heng ; Shastry, Mahesh C. ; Lai, Chieh Ping ; Narayanan, Ram Mohan. / A portable real-time digital noise radar system for through-the-wall imaging. In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2012 ; Vol. 50, No. 10 PART2. pp. 4123-4134.
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A portable real-time digital noise radar system for through-the-wall imaging. / Chen, Pin Heng; Shastry, Mahesh C.; Lai, Chieh Ping; Narayanan, Ram Mohan.

In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 50, No. 10 PART2, 6178010, 10.04.2012, p. 4123-4134.

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