Human-tracking systems using pyroelectric infrared detectors

Mohan Shankar, John B. Burchett, Qi Hao, Bob D. Guenther, David J. Brady

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We design and develop a low-cost pyroelectric detector-based IR motion-tracking system. We study the characteristics of the detector and the Fresnel lenses that are used to modulate the visibility of the detectors. We build sensor clusters in different configurations and demonstrate their use for human motion tracking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106401
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Detectors
  • Infrared
  • Lenses
  • Motion
  • Tracking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Engineering


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