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Sense through wall human detection using UWB radar

Sukhvinder Singh1*, Qilian Liang1, Dechang Chen2 and Li Sheng3

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, 76019-0016, USA

2 Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, 20814-4799, USA

3 Department of Mathematics, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA

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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking 2011, 2011:20  doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2011-20

Published: 21 June 2011


In this article, we discuss techniques for sense through wall human detection for different types of walls. We have focused on detection of stationary human target behind wall based on breathing movements. In detecting the breathing motion, a Doppler based method is used. Also a new approach based on short time Fourier transform is discussed and an already proposed clutter reduction technique based on singular value decomposition is applied to different measurements.

UWB; Monostatic; Singular value decomposition; Short time Fourier transform; Discrete Fourier transform; Clutter reduction