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Detecting the Presence of Electronic Devices in Smart Homes Using Harmonic Radar Technology

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Department of Computer Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29409, USA
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Remote Sens. 2022, 14(2), 327; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14020327
Received: 31 October 2021 / Revised: 21 November 2021 / Accepted: 5 January 2022 / Published: 11 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nonlinear Junction Detection and Harmonic Radar)
Data about users is collected constantly by phones, cameras, Internet websites, and others. The advent of so-called ‘Smart Things’ now enable ever-more sensitive data to be collected inside that most private of spaces: the home. The first step in helping users regain control of their information (inside their home) is to alert them to the presence of potentially unwanted electronics. In this paper, we present a system that could help homeowners (or home dwellers) find electronic devices in their living space. Specifically, we demonstrate the use of harmonic radars (sometimes called nonlinear junction detectors), which have also been used in applications ranging from explosives detection to insect tracking. We adapt this radar technology to detect consumer electronics in a home setting and show that we can indeed accurately detect the presence of even ‘simple’ electronic devices like a smart lightbulb. We evaluate the performance of our radar in both wired and over-the-air transmission scenarios. View Full-Text
Keywords: harmonic radar; IoT; device discovery harmonic radar; IoT; device discovery
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Perez, B.; Mazzaro, G.; Pierson, T.J.; Kotz, D. Detecting the Presence of Electronic Devices in Smart Homes Using Harmonic Radar Technology. Remote Sens. 2022, 14, 327. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14020327

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Perez B, Mazzaro G, Pierson TJ, Kotz D. Detecting the Presence of Electronic Devices in Smart Homes Using Harmonic Radar Technology. Remote Sensing. 2022; 14(2):327. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14020327

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Perez, Beatrice, Gregory Mazzaro, Timothy J. Pierson, and David Kotz. 2022. "Detecting the Presence of Electronic Devices in Smart Homes Using Harmonic Radar Technology" Remote Sensing 14, no. 2: 327. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14020327

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