Short-Range Tracking of Moving Targets by a Handheld UWB Radar System

Dušan Kocur and Jana Rovimgáková

Department of Electronics and Multimedia Communications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Technical University of Koimgice, Koimgice, Slovak Republic

8.1 Introduction

Ultra-wideband (UWB) radar systems have a variety of potential applications including through wall and through fire detection and tracking of moving targets during security operations, protection of reservoirs, power plants and other critical infrastructures against a terrorist attack, detection of trapped people after an avalanche or earthquake, and so on. UWB radar emissions applied for these scenarios are at a relatively low frequency (typically between 100 MHz and 5 GHz). Additionally, the fractional bandwidth of the signal emitted by UWB radar is very large. The result is a UWB radar system with a fine resolution that also has the ability to penetrate many common materials. Then, such systems are able to detect a moving person by measuring changes in the impulse response of the environments [1]. In the above outlined applications, a short-range UWB radar (range up to 20–25 m) is usually applied. Therefore ...

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