Human tracking with wireless distributed pyroelectric sensors

TitleHuman tracking with wireless distributed pyroelectric sensors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsQ Hao, DJ Brady, BD Guenther, JB Burchett, M Shankar, and S Feller
JournalIeee Sensors Journal
Start Page1683
Pagination1683 - 1695
Date Published12/2006

This paper presents a wireless pyroelectric sensor system, composed of sensing modules (slaves), a synchronization and error rejection module (master), and a data fusion module (host), to perform human tracking. The computation workload distribution among slave, master, and host is investigated. The performances and costs of different signal-processing and target-tracking algorithms are discussed. A prototype system is described containing pyroelectric sensor modules that are able to detect the angular displacement of a moving thermal target. Fresnel lens arrays are used to modulate the sensor field of view. The sensor system has been used to track a single human target. © 2006 IEEE.

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