On Distinguishing between Human Individuals in Micro-Doppler Signatures
2013 (English)In: 14th International Radar Symposium (IRS), 2013, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Radar micro-Doppler signatures (MDS) of humans are created by movements of body parts, such as legs and arms. MDSs can be used in security applications to detect humans and classify their type and activity. Target association and tracking, which can facilitate the classification, become easier if it is possible to distinguish between human individuals by their MDSs. By this we mean to recognize the same individual in a short time frame but not to establish the identity of the individual. In this paper we perform a statistical experiment in which six test persons are able to distinguish between walking human individuals from their MDSs. From this we conclude that there is information in the MDSs of the humans to distinguish between different individuals, which also can be used by a machine. Based on the results of the best test persons we also discuss features in the MDSs that could be utilized to make this processing possible.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2013.
Target tracking, Legged locomotion, Radar tracking, Doppler radar, Principal component analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-13638ISBN: 978-1-4673-4821-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-13638DiVA: diva2:1057504
International Radar Symposium (IRS), Dresden, Germany,