Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Amy L. Magnus, PhD.
In this thesis we develop a method to discriminate between adult and child radar signatures. In particular, we examine radar data measured from behind a wall, which introduces radar signal attenuation and multipath effects. To investigate the child/adult discrimination problem in a through-wall, multipath scenario, a previously developed free-space human scattering model was expanded to incorporate multiple paths, and the effects of transmission through, and reflections from, walls and ground. The ground was modeled as a perfectly reflecting surface, while the walls were modeled as homogeneous concrete slabs. Twenty-five reflection paths were identified, involving the direct paths, as well as reflected paths between the ground and an adjacent wall. All paths included two-way transmission through an obstructing wall.
DTIC Accession Number
Keith, Stephanie R., "Discrimination Between Child and Adult Forms Using Radar Frequency Signature Analysis" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 934.