Mobility

Through-Wall Motion Tracking Using Variance-Based Radio Tomography Networks

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Executive Summary

This paper presents a new method for imaging, localizing, and tracking motion behind walls in real-time. The method takes advantage of the motion-induced variance of received signal strength measurements made in a wireless peer-to-peer network. Using a multipath channel model, the authors show that the signal strength on a wireless link is largely dependent on the power contained in multipath components that travel through space containing moving objects. A statistical model relating variance to spatial locations of movement is presented and used as a framework for the estimation of a motion image. From the motion image, the Kalman filter is applied to recursively track the coordinates of a moving target.

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