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We first generalize the concept of clutter power spectrum locus so that it can be applied to arbitrary antenna arrays. This locus is a curve in the 4D space of the Doppler frequency and the 3 spatial frequencies. This generalization is valid for both monostatic and bistatic radar configurations. We show that the customary clutter power spectrum locus(More)
To recreate stress in laboratory conditions, the nature of the elicited physiological reactions to the presentation of mental tasks has been extensively studied. However, whether this experimental response is equivalent to real-life stress reactivity is still under debate. We investigated cardio-respiratory reactivity to a sequential protocol of different(More)
The vigilance decrement has been described as a slowing in reaction times or an increase in error rates as an effect of time-on-task during tedious monitoring tasks. This decrement has been alternatively ascribed to either withdrawal of the supervisory attentional system, due to underarousal caused by the insufficient workload, or to a decreased attentional(More)
This study examined the existence of direct maternal-infant physiological relatedness in respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) when the infant was age 1, 2, 4, 8, and 12 weeks. We instructed mothers to breathe at 6, 12, 15, 20, and 6 cycles per minute while their infants lay on their body. The mother-infant ECG and respiration were registered and video(More)
During thoracic impedance signal acquisition, noise is inherently introduced and hence, denoising is required to allow for accurate event detection. This paper investigates the effectiveness of Ensemble Emperical Mode Decomposition to filter random noise. The performance of the EEMD method is compared with an optimal FIR filter and wavelet denoising. The(More)
  • Mireille Kubica, Virginie Kubica, Xavier Neyt, Jacques Raout, Serge Roques, Marc Acheroy
  • 2006
— Unlike classical bistatic radars, passive radars make use of illuminators of opportunity to detect targets and to estimate target parameters. One existing radio transmission suitable for passive radar operation is the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM). For non-cooperative bistatic configurations, one of the major difficulties is the estimation(More)
The scatterometer on-board of the ERS spacecraft is range-gated, in opposition to Seasat/Nscat scatterometers that are Doppler filtered. It can thus admit some Doppler frequency shift in the returned echo. However, the bandwidth of the filter on-board of the ERS satellite limits the Doppler shift that can be tolerated on the returned echo data. For these(More)
Since the launch of ERS-1 in 1991 and ERS-2 in 1995, carrying a C-band Scatterometer, a data set of more than thirteen years of backscattered signal from the Earth surface is available for exploitation. With its global coverage, day or night and all-weather operation, ERS Scatterometer data offer unique opportunity for long-term studies and research. Beyond(More)
The utricle plays an important role in orientation with respect to gravity. The unilateral centrifugation test allows a side-by-side investigation of both utricles. During this test, the subject is rotated about an earth-vertical axis at high rotation speeds (e.g. 400°/s) and translated along an interaural axis to consecutively align the axis of rotation(More)
—This paper presents an overview of the evolution of the European Remote-sensing Satellite (ERS)-2 scatterometer mission during the last 16 years, highlighting the changes in both satellite configuration and on-ground data processing algorithm. Instrument and on-ground data processor performances and evolutions are analyzed and commented; finally, future(More)