The Radar Application of Micro Doppler Features from Human Motions


IEEE International Radar Conference (RadarCon), Virginia, United States Of America, 10 - 15 May 2015, pp.374-379 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Virginia
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.374-379
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to experimentally investigate the feasibility of discriminating human motions with the help of micro Doppler features by using radar. In the first phase of the work, the synthetic data is generated through the human walking simulator by V. Chen and different time-frequency transformations are applied on the data and the results of the simulator are compared with field experiments. In the following phase, several field experiments which are in the scope of the simulator are conducted and the experimental data for running, crawling, creeping and walking with the aspect angles of 0 degrees, 30 degrees, 60 degrees are collected. Signal processing steps and micro Doppler processing steps are applied to the collected data and spectrograms are obtained. Lastly, six features, which are torso frequency, bandwidth of the signal, offset of the signal, bandwidth without micro Dopplers, the standard deviation of the signal strength, the period of the arms or legs motions are extracted from the spectrograms and the efficiency of the features in motion classification is compared.