Aspect angle dependence and multistatic data fusion for micro-Doppler classification of armed/unarmed personnel

Fioranelli, F. , Ritchie, M. and Griffiths, H. (2015) Aspect angle dependence and multistatic data fusion for micro-Doppler classification of armed/unarmed personnel. IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation, 9(9), pp. 1231-1239. (doi:10.1049/iet-rsn.2015.0058)

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Abstract

This study discusses the analysis of multistatic micro-Doppler signatures and related features to distinguish and classify unarmed and potentially armed personnel. The application of radar systems to distinguish different motion types has been previously proposed and this work aims to further investigate the applicability of this in more scenarios. Real data have been collected using a multistatic radar system in a series of experiments involving several individuals performing different movements. Changes in classification accuracy as a function of different aspect angle between the direction in which the target faces and the line-of-sight of the radar nodes are analysed. Multiple data fusion methodologies are proposed, showing that significant improvement of the classification accuracy can be achieved when using separate classification at each node followed by a voting procedure to reach the final decision. This is beneficial especially at those aspect angles for which micro-Doppler detection is less favourable.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fioranelli, Dr Francesco
Authors: Fioranelli, F., Ritchie, M., and Griffiths, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Publisher:Institution of Engineering and Technology
ISSN:1751-8784
ISSN (Online):1751-8792
Published Online:01 December 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Institution of Engineering and Technology
First Published:First published in IET Radar, Sonar and Navigation 9(9): 1231-1239
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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