Short-range continuous-wave Doppler radar sensors have been mainly used for noncontact detection of various motions. In this paper, we investigate the feasibility to implement the function of a remote mouse, an input device of a computer, by recognizing human gestures based on a dual-channel Doppler radar sensor. Direct conversion architecture, symmetric subcarrier modulation, and bandpass sampling techniques are used to obtain a cost-effective solution. An arcsine algorithm and a motion imaging algorithm are proposed to linearly reconstruct the hand and finger motions in a 2-D plane from the demodulated Doppler phase shifts. Experimental results verified the effectiveness of the proposed architecture and algorithms. Different from the frequency-domain "micro-Doppler" approach, the proposed remote gesture recognition based on linear motion reconstruction is able to recognize definitive signatures for the corresponding motions, exhibiting promising potential in practical applications of human-computer interaction.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques|
|State||Published - Nov 2016|
- Doppler radar sensor
- hand gesture recognition (HGR)
- linear motion imaging
- subcarrier modulation