Human thermal emissions and their exploitation in passive microwave radar

Russell Vela, Ram Mohan Narayanan, Robert L. Ewing

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Abstract

An investigation of the thermally generated microwave emissions of humans and their ability to be utilized in passive radar applications is to be presented. These investigations will be beneficial to the research areas of concealed human detection, identification and characterization, concealed object detection, through wall imaging and close-in sensing. While this paper conveys work performed in the 240 to 260 GHz regime, the presentation will also include research being performed in the X and W bands. It will be shown that sufficient spectral power is generated at these frequencies by humans not only to be receivable in sensitive passive radar systems but to aid in identification and classification as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
EventJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2012Jul 14 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

OtherJoint 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period7/8/127/14/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Vela, R., Narayanan, R. M., & Ewing, R. L. (2012). Human thermal emissions and their exploitation in passive microwave radar. In 2012 IEEE International Symposiumon Antennas and Propagation, APSURSI 2012 - Proceedings [6348928] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)). https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2012.6348928