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mmDetect: YOLO-based Processing of mm-Wave Radar Data for Detecting Moving People
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  • Michela Raimondi,
  • Gianluca Ciattaglia,
  • Antonio Nocera,
  • Linda Senigagliesi,
  • Susanna Spinsante,
  • Ennio Gambi
Michela Raimondi
Gianluca Ciattaglia

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Antonio Nocera
Linda Senigagliesi
Susanna Spinsante
Ennio Gambi


The application of millimeter-Wave (mmWave) Radar sensors for people monitoring raised a lot of interest in the context of Active Assisted Living (AAL), especially since the processing of Radar signals can provide interesting information about the observed subjects. Correct recognition of the ongoing behavior, however, cannot disregard from detecting where the subject is positioned. Detection approaches, based on Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) algorithms, sometimes fail to correctly identify the presence of targets within the observed scenario, especially in complex environments such as indoors. This paper proposes the use of a mmWave Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) Radar in combination with a You Only Look Once (YOLO) neural network-based algorithm for the detection of moving people in indoor environments by processing all the data cube information at the same time. Results are validated through experimental tests which involve subjects walking in linear or random mode, different Radar configurations, and different indoor environments. By exploiting at the same time information such as the angle, Doppler, and range distance of the target, the proposed approach proves to be very effective in the examined scenarios. Experimental results will be discussed in this work to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.
13 Feb 2024Submitted to TechRxiv
14 Feb 2024Published in TechRxiv