Application of a 24 GHz FMCW automotive radar for urban target classification

Shahar Villeval, Igal Bilik, Sevgi Zubeyde Gurbuz

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Pedestrian safety is one of the major tasks of automotive radars. Pedestrian detection in practical urban scenarios is challenging task due to the strong vertical and horizontal multipath phenomena from the asphalt roads and surrounding buildings, proximity to other obstacles with highradar cross section, and high probability of blockage by other targets. This work addresses the problem of joint pedestrian detection and classification in a practical urban environment by a 24 GHz FMCW automotive radar. The urban RF environment consisting of the asphalt road, vehicles and pedestrian was simulated. Micro-Doppler analysis was used to discriminate between pedestrians, vehicles, and animals. A variety of human activities, including mixed motion sequences were tested in target classification simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Radar Conference
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Sensing to Information, RadarCon 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479920341
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarCon 2014 - Cincinnati, OH, United States
Duration: 19 May 201423 May 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE National Radar Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1097-5659


Conference2014 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarCon 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCincinnati, OH

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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