Radar cross section measurements of the human body for UWB radar applications

E. Piuzzi, S. Pisa, P. D'Atanasio, A. Zambotti

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Abstract

An experimental set-up for mono-static radar cross section measurements in the 1 - 10 GHz frequency band, employing an anechoic chamber, is presented and validated. The test range is calibrated by means of a readily available aluminum flat panel and its performance is tested against canonical metallic and lossy dielectric targets. The set-up is then employed to carry out investigations on the radar cross section of the human body. Initial findings show a complex resonating pattern, highly influenced by even slight subject movements, with a distinct spectral signature for each subject. The final aim is the achievement of realistic scattering data of human subjects for the purpose of designing a ultra wideband (UWB) radar system for breath activity monitoring. © 2012 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2012 - , Austria
Duration: 1 Jan 2012 → …

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2012
CountryAustria
Period1/1/12 → …

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Piuzzi, E., Pisa, S., D'Atanasio, P., & Zambotti, A. (2012). Radar cross section measurements of the human body for UWB radar applications. Paper presented at 2012 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, I2MTC 2012, Austria. https://doi.org/10.1109/I2MTC.2012.6229134