Moving Target Indication for Transparent Urban Structures

Report No. ARL-TR-4809
Authors: Anthony Martone, Roberto Innocenti, and Kenneth Ranney
Date/Pages: May 2009; 36 pages
Abstract: This technical report presents a time-domain moving-target indication (MTI) processing formulation for detecting slow-moving personnel behind walls. We demonstrate the effectiveness of the MTI processing formulation using data collected by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) ultra-wideband (UWB) synchronous impulse reconstruction (SIRE) radar. The resulting data set is representative of multiple operational scenarios including personnel walking inside wood and cinderblock structures; personnel walking in linear and nonlinear trajectories; and multiple personnel walking within the same building structure. The results indicate that our time-domain MTI processing formulation can identify moving targets even when they move slowly along trajectories that are not favorable for classical, Doppler-based MTI.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: May 1, 2009