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Automated stationary human target detector for 3D through-wall radar imagery

Automated stationary human target detector for 3D through-wall radar imagery

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The use of through-wall radar imagery for remote intelligence of building interiors is promising but challenging. Relevant information about human targets and room layout features is typically buried in clutter. In this Letter, the authors propose a methodology for automated extraction of information about stationary human targets behind walls. Based on treatment of the individual blobs found in the imagery, the method consists of thresholding, segmentation, classification and 3D visualisation. Although further optimisation of each of the steps is required, they demonstrate with two examples, including one cluttered scene, that the combination of these steps is effective at eliminating large amounts of clutter and identifying human targets behind walls.

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