[SEMINAR] Radar, from Urban Sensing to Elderly Care

9 February 2017 - 1:00pm
Lecture Theatre M18, Northern Mezzanine Level (on external stairs), Chemical Sciences Building (Building F10), UNSW Kensington

Dr Moeness Amin
Director, Center for Advanced Communications
Villanova University, USA

Radar has proven to be an effective tool for urban sensing and through wall imaging. Now, the radar technology is moving towards indoor monitoring and assisted living. This talk presents the challenges of “seeing” through walls and discusses advances made in through-the-wall radar imaging over the last decade. It covers the different objectives of research and development efforts in this area, and describes the role of clutter, target ghosting, and multipath on imaging quality. We summarize effective approaches for wall clutter mitigation and multipath suppression and exploitation. The talk illustrates the role of Doppler, microDoppler, and change detection in indoor moving target detection and localization. It includes both distributed and co-located system configurations. We then address recent research efforts in brining radar inside homes to monitor human motions to detect normal and abnormal motion activities. Radar can be a valuable non-wearable device to alert first responders in case of human fall. This is an emerging and important application for assisted living and the broad area of “aging-in-place”.

Dr Moeness AminMoeness Amin received the B.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University in 1976, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA, in 1984. Since 1985, he has been with the Faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, where he became the Director of the Center for Advanced Communications, College of Engineering, in 2002.

Dr. Amin is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; of the International Society of Optical Engineering; of the Institute of Engineering and Technology; and of the European Association for Signal Processing. He is the Recipient of: the 2016 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, the 2016 IET Achievement Medal, the 2014 IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award, the 2009 Individual Technical Achievement Award from the European Association for Signal Processing, the 2015 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Warren D White Award for” Excellence in Radar Engineering”, the 2010 NATO Scientific Achievement Award, the 2010 Chief of Naval Research Challenge Award. Dr. Amin is the Recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2003-2004, and is currently the Chair of the Electrical Cluster of the Franklin Institute Committee on Science and the Arts. Dr. Amin has over 700 journal and conference publications in signal processing theory and applications, covering the areas of Wireless Communications, Radar, Sonar, Satellite Navigations, Ultrasound, Healthcare, and RFID. His publications have received more than 11500 citations with h-index of 54. He has co-authored 20 book chapters and is the Editor of three books titled, Through the Wall Radar Imaging, Compressive Sensing for Urban Radar, Radar for Indoor Monitoring, published by CRC Press in 2011, 2014, 2017, respectively.