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The Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar, Second Edition

The Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar, Second Edition

By (author): Victor C. Chen
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781630815486

Written by a prominent expert in the field, this updated and expanded second edition of an Artech House classic includes the most recent breakthroughs in vital sign and gender recognition via micro-radar, as well as covering basic principles of Doppler effect and micro-Doppler effect and describing basic applications of micro-Doppler signatures in radar. The book presents detailed procedures about how to generate and analyze micro-Doppler signatures from radar signals. Readers will learn how to model and animate an object (such as human, spinning top, rotating rotor blades) with movement, simulation of radar returns from the object, and generating micro-Doppler signature.


The book includes coverage of the Google project “Soli”, which demonstrated the use of radar micro-Doppler effect to sense and recognize micro motions of human hand gesture for controlling devices. It also discusses noncontact detection of human vital sign (micro motions of breathing and heart beating) using radar, another important application of radar micro-Doppler sensors. Detailed MATLAB source codes for simulation of radar backscattering from targets with various motions are provided, along with source codes for generating micro-Doppler signatures and analyzing characteristics of targets.

Introduction; Basics of the Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar; The Micro-Doppler Effect of the Rigid Body Motion; The Micro-Doppler Effect of the Non-Rigid Body Motion; Applied to Vital Sign Detection; Applied to Hand Gesture Recognition; Overview of the Micro-Doppler Radar System; Analysis of Interpretation of Micro-Doppler Signatures; Summary, Challenges and Perspectives.
  • Victor C. Chen

    is retired from his position of principal investigator in the Radar Division of the U.S. Naval Laboratory. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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