Human tracking with wireless distributed pyroelectric sensors

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hao, Q; Brady, DJ; Guenther, BD; Burchett, JB; Shankar, M; Feller, S

Published Date

  • December 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1683 - 1695

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-437X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/JSEN.2006.884562

Citation Source

  • Scopus