Spectral characteristics of human and indoor clutter for through the wall sensing

Travis Dale Bufler, Ram Mohan Narayanan, Traian Dogaru, Erik H. Lenzing

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Abstract

This paper investigates the exploitation of the spectral properties of human targets and indoor clutter for sensing through the wall (STTW) applications. The paper focuses on analysis and comparison between human targets and that of common indoor clutter for STTW by comparing modeling results with that of measured data. The characterization of spectral properties for targets and clutter are accomplished through two approaches. The first approach utilizes finite difference time domain (FDTD) techniques to examine the radar cross section (RCS) of humans and indoor clutter objects by using different types of computer models. FDTD allows for the spectral characteristics to be acquired over a wide range of frequencies, polarizations, and aspect angles. The second approach makes use of calibrated RCS calculations using network analyzer measurements to characterize human RCS. We compare and contrast the RCS responses for analysis and use in STTW.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XVII
Volume8714
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventRadar Sensor Technology XVII - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 29 2013May 1 2013

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OtherRadar Sensor Technology XVII
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/29/135/1/13

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Radar Cross Section
radar cross sections
Radar cross section
clutter
Clutter
Sensing
Finite-difference Time-domain (FDTD)
Spectral Properties
Target
Network Measurement
Electric network analyzers
Computer Model
exploitation
Exploitation
analyzers
Polarization
Angle
Human
polarization
Modeling

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bufler, Travis Dale ; Narayanan, Ram Mohan ; Dogaru, Traian ; Lenzing, Erik H. / Spectral characteristics of human and indoor clutter for through the wall sensing. Radar Sensor Technology XVII. Vol. 8714 2013.
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Bufler, TD, Narayanan, RM, Dogaru, T & Lenzing, EH 2013, Spectral characteristics of human and indoor clutter for through the wall sensing. in Radar Sensor Technology XVII. vol. 8714, 87140M, Radar Sensor Technology XVII, Baltimore, MD, United States, 4/29/13. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2016649

Spectral characteristics of human and indoor clutter for through the wall sensing. / Bufler, Travis Dale; Narayanan, Ram Mohan; Dogaru, Traian; Lenzing, Erik H.

Radar Sensor Technology XVII. Vol. 8714 2013. 87140M.

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