Human tracking with coded sensor clusters

A system identifies a human being from the movement of the human being. The system includes a dual element pyroeleetric detector, a Fresnel lens array, and a processor. The dual element pyroelectric detector detects radiation from the human being as the human being moves over time. The Fresnel lens array is located between the dual element pyroelectric detector and the human being. The Fresnel lens array improves collection efficiency and spatial resolution of the dual element pyroelectric detector. The Fresnel lens array includes a mask. The mask provides at least one zone of visibility. The processor is coupled to the dual element pyroelectric detector, the processor converts the detected radiation to a spectral radiation signature. The processor compares the spectral radiation signature to at least a second spectral radiation signature to identify the human being.

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  • Brady, David
  • Burchett, John
  • Feller, Steven
  • Guenther, Bobby
  • Shankar, Mohan "Mohan"


    • Patent Number: 7,351,975
    • Title: Sensor System for Identifying and Tracking Movements of Multiple Sources
    • Country: United States of America

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