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Doppler Radar Architectures and Signal Processing for Heart Rate Extraction

  title={Doppler Radar Architectures and Signal Processing for Heart Rate Extraction},
  author={Olga Boric-Lubecke and Victor M. Lubecke and Isar Mostafanezhad and Byung-Kwon Park and Wansuree Massagram and Branka Jokanovi{\'c}},
In this paper heartbeat interval extraction methods using Doppler radar are reviewed. While single channel CW radar offers simple architecture and signal processing, this method is very sensitive to subject position. Quadrature radio architecture is used to overcome this limitation. The use of linear and non-linear demodulation methods was explored for heartbeat interval extraction, and it was demonstrated that heart rate variability analysis is feasible using quadrature Doppler radar. 

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