Indoor tracking of multiple persons with a 77 GHz MIMO FMCW radar

Nicolas Knudde, Baptist Vandersmissen, Karthick Parashar, Ivo Couckuyt, Azarakhsh Jalalvand, Andre Bourdoux, Wesley De Neve, Tom Dhaene

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Abstract

In this paper, we tackle the task of multi-target tracking of humans in an indoor setting using a low power 77 GHz MIMO CMOS radar. A drawback of such a highresolution and low-power device is the higher sensitivity to noise, which makes the analysis of signals more challenging. Therefore, a pipeline is proposed to address both pre-processing of the radar signal and multi-target tracking. In the pre-processing phase, we focus on handling the low Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and eliminating so-called ghost targets. The tracking method we propose is based on Markov Chain Monte Carlo Data Association (MCMCDA), thus taking a combinatorial approach towards the task of tracking. The pipeline is tested on a number of real-world scenarios and shows promising results, overcoming the significant amount of noise associated with embedded radar devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2017
Subtitle of host publication"A Prime Year for a Prime Event", EuMW 2017 - Conference Proceedings; 14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages61-64
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870491
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 28 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017 - Nuremburg, Germany
Duration: Oct 11 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameEuropean Microwave Week 2017: "A Prime Year for a Prime Event", EuMW 2017 - Conference Proceedings; 14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference14th European Microwave Conference, EURAD 2017
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityNuremburg
Period10/11/1710/13/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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