CW Radar Based System with Automated DC Offset Reduction for Heartbeat Detection

Panagiota Kontou, Souheil Ben Smida, Mauro Dragone, Symeon Nikolaou, Dimitris E. Anagnostou

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Radar systems can detect vital signs at a distance by sensing the chest movement, due to heartbeat and respiration. This paper presents an optimized implementation of a continuous wave (CW) radar-based system in order to detect the heartbeat of a person. A main limitation is that dc components added to the received signal, caused by reflections and circuit imperfections, are larger than the ac signal related to chest movement. A novel aspect of this work that mitigates this limitation is that these dc components that are detrimental to heartbeat detection, are automatically reduced to allow for better received signal quality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781946815088
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021
Event2020 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 Jul 202010 Jul 2020


Conference2020 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting


  • Biomedical monitoring
  • dc offset
  • heartbeat
  • medical radar
  • microwave
  • noncontact sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation


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