Performance Evaluation of Human Body Detection Using UWB-IR Indoor Channels

Keiji TERASAKA  Kenji HIGASHIKATSURAGI  Katsushi ONO  Akihiro KAJIWARA  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E91-A   No.11   pp.3183-3189
Publication Date: 2008/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e91-a.11.3183
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Wideband Systems)
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Keyword: 
UWB-IR,  sensor,  propagation,  delay profile,  

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Summary: 
Delay profile of ultra-wideband impulse-radio (UWB-IR) indoor channel fluctuates for a physical change such as intruder. This paper investigates a human body detection using the UWB-IR in order to protect a house, not a room, because the radio with high range resolution can penetrate into the inner walls and also the reflected paths from human body are discriminated in time domain. The usefulness is experimentally investigated under a scenario which someone intrudes into a typical house with four rooms and walks around.