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Does the Radar CFAR thresholds depends on the type of radar?

I am new to radars and I am trying to understand their functioning. I have understood that after the so-called pre-processing of the baseband signals we get from the radar the so-called 4D radar cube ...
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How radars can find elevation angle of target

I know that radars can find the azimuth of target in the angle that they receive the peak of reflected signal, but, how they can find the elevation? I know that the modern phased array antennas can ...
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3dFFT to compute angle of arrival in FCMW radars

I hope I am not asking any already-answered question. I have a simulated doppler-range map of a 1Tx - 4Tx (azimuthally displaced) FMCW radar and I am doing something wrong to calculate the angle of ...
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Alias free-range extent and range resolution formula proof

I've consulted many books about radar working principle. The well known formula of the resolution and alias free range extent (unambiguous range) appear referred to FMCW radar,ie $$ \delta R = c/(2B) $...
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Faster way to Implement a CFAR (window average) Threshold

I implemented a version of a CFAR average in MATLAB but it's 'slow' and I need to speed it up. I included the pseudo code and logic below. I used a nested for loop to calculate the moving average but ...
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Consideration about the choice of the radar operating bandwidth

I'm writing an essay about imaging radar. I was wondering the possible consequences that the bandwidth at which the radar operates could have on the measurements, and therefore on the image. One ...
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DOA for bistatic radar

Consider a circular antenna array (UCA) with $N$ antenna elements as part of the CW bistatic radar system. For each element we receive a signal of length $L$: $x_n[k]$, $k=1...L$, $n = 1...N$. Оne of ...
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Motion detection with FMCW radar

I am studying the work of a microwave rangefinder and faced such a problem, but before that, a preface: I have a microwave module that operates at 24GHz. I use a 1kHz triangle waveform as the ...
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Radar beamforming receiver combining vector estimation

I don't have much experience with radar signals. I know in the cellular system, the channel directional vector can be estimated using pilot symbols based on MMSE, EW-MMSE, and LS. Then, we can use the ...
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Beginner Educational Resources

New member here. Recently got hired into a mid level EE position. Have a BSEE but performed more radar performance analysis at a higher system level previously. In my new group we're doing a lot of ...
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How to reduce phase noise in radar?

Instability of oscillator can introduce phase noise to the signal received by radar [1]. Are there commonly used digital signal processing methods can reduce the phase noise? [1] Aubry, Augusto, et al....
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Radar MIMO Virtual Antenna Array Formation

Referring to the figure attached above, is the ordering of the virtual antenna arrays (shown on the right) to measure azimuth and elevation angles of arrival correct? In my understanding, the ordering ...
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Scan shallow water

I need to scan a shower tray with & without the water running to assess the puddling at the drain, then export a point cloud or surface. Sonar & Laser dont seem to be able to deliver, can ...
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Digital beamforming and phase shift stage insertion

I have read some literatures about the different topologies of beamforming and it came to my mind a question : where is applied the phase shift for each channel depending on the type of topology/...
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SAR spotlight raw signal database

For practicing spotlight processing, i am looking for I/Q baseband signal from a SAR airborne or spaceborne system. In my research I have only found processed image from : eoweb geoportal https://...
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How is a Particle Filter used to Estimate Parameters of a State Transition Function?

In the tutorials on particle filters that I have seen, it seems that the state transition function is already known. This example from Matlab, for example, states the the Plant or State Transition ...
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How do I confirm that range cell migration correction was done correctly? Is there a way to check this graphically without looking at the signal data?

I am implementing the Range Doppler Algorithm for a Synthetic Aperture Radar project and I am at the step where I must perform Range Cell Migration Correction. This step involves creating a sinc ...
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Cut-off frequency for Low-pass filters in Arctangent Demodulation

According to literature, the arctan-demodulation method commonly used in Radio-frequency radar systems is the one shown below: Is there a rule of thumb regarding the cut-off frequency of these Low-...
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Cant find Doppler shift with LFM signal

Im stuck on this one. I hope someone helps me! Problem: I need to find Dopler shift with array of reflected chirps. I have bursts of chirps which then i sampled, and calculated fft. Im suposed to ...
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FMCW radar transmitter signal splitter

An FMCW radar generates a chirp signal in the transmitter. The chirp is transmitted through a splitter device to both the TX antenna and the mixer in the receive path. Some object generates a ...
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FMCW Radar - Range-Doppler Plot

The FMCW radar with the following parameters was implemented: ...
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Radar for Vital Signs – Matlab Simulation

Interested to design and simulate FMCW radar for Vital Signs sensing. The initial signal parameters are(1): When using the following Matlab code to generate the waveform: ...
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How to perform dechirping of SAR image in MATLAB?

I have the transmitted pulse and the raw SAR image before range compression (dechirping). I understand the pulse compression its a convolution along the columns but I am not able to make it work. I've ...
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Create a Range Doppler Map using "Arbitrary" phase coded Waveforms

This is my first questions I am asking to this community! I want to understand how to create a Range-Doppler Map (RDM) for a phase/frequency coded radar return using an arbitrary waveform generator (...
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Aliasing in Doppler Radar

my book about RADAR says that: If a Continuous wave radar sends a sine wave at frequency $f_T$ to a moving object (at speed V), a frequency $f_R$ is received. Their difference is called Doppler ...
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Requirement on sampling rate for Doppler shift estimation

What is the requirement of sampling rate on channel impulse response (CIR) for Doppler shift estimation? Suppose that there is a bi-static radar system with perfect synchronization, the receiver ...
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Question about FMCW range-velocity plot

I am working on plotting range-velocity heatmap of the receiving FMCW signal. I actually have already plotted. However, I do not really understand the mapping relationship between Doppler FFT bin and ...
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Is there processing gain for FMCW using heterodyne-style receiver as opposed to matched filter?

Beat signal of a single target will be a sinusoid in the idealized world, so theoretically the signal processing gain of an FMCW pulse correlated with Tx waveform in this way should be analogous to ...
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What is the advantage of using a Stepped Frequency waveform over FMCW?

What is the advantage of using a Stepped Frequency Waveform instead of a traditional linear FMCW ?
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How does one go about choosing a Radar Cross Section for a human when modelling a Pulse micro-Doppler microwave radar?

So as part of a personal project I'm in the process of simulating and making a fall detector using a 2.7GHz microwave sensor with a range of 8m. I've been using MATLAB's example code to simulate each ...
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Friendly target identification in radar

How do radar systems identify friendly targets to avoid AA locks during combat scenarios? Do friendly planes broadcast a known signal or is something else going on?
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Is it possible to make 3D point cloud with RADAR?

Is it possible to make 3D point cloud with RADAR? Both LIDAR and RADAR are EM waves, but with different wavelength. So, if it is technically possible to make point clouds with LIDAR, why is it not ...
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Can velocity be calculated in first stage FFT?

I understand that, For an FMCW radar, the velocity of a target is proportional to the phase changes at same time instants across the chirps. I have a MxN data cube with N chirps(columns) & M ...
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FMCW radar: Linear phase change determination with sinusoidal decomposition

I am struggling to understand how linear phase shift can be determined with a transform whose main purpose is to determine frequencies rather than rate of change of a function. In FMCW radar, ...
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Pulse Compression(Chirp) SNR Gain

I've created both single tone signal and a LFM chirp signal with same pulse duration and cross correlated both of them with their own(matched filter). Peak points of both results were same as expected ...
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Relation between Gaussian derivatives and Gausian-windowed Cosine function

I am doing some research on UWB radars which transmit a pulse given by: $$ g(t) = p(t) cos(2\pi f_{c}t) = A e^{(-\frac{t^{2}}{2\tau ^{2}})} cos(2\pi f_{c}t) $$ In some other papers, the transmitted ...
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Generating IF signal for FMCW radar

I am trying to generate a signal that represents mixer output of FMCW radar. I am using MATLAB and already tried out this tutorial. There, Phased Array System Toolbox is used to showcase how FMCW ...
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Expression for Frequency-shifted Gaussian pulse

I am doing some research on UWB radars which transmit frequency-shifted Gaussian pulses. These pulses are given by: $$ g(t) = p(t)cos(2\pi f_{c}t) = V_{TX}exp(-\frac{t^{2}}{2\tau^2})cos(2\pi f_{c}t) $...
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FMCW range doppler response problem

I'm trying to learn radar simulation using Matlab. I used this example in Matlab https://www.mathworks.com/help/driving/ug/radar-signal-simulation-and-processing-for-automated-driving.html But when I ...
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Beamforming and AoA with a small number of elements

So I have an antennae array with only three elements. I want to know what kind of beamforming and AoA estimation I can do with such a small number of elements. I understand that there are lots of ...
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How does the Hilbert Transform extract the in-phase and quadrature phase components of a real passband signal?

I am taking an intro to radar signal processing course and we are discussing the Hilbert Transform and how it take a real input and its output is analytically complex. I'm trying ) how a radar ...
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Advice on generating stable FMCW waveform

I am trying to derive parameters for a triangular FMCW waveform such that the phase of the signal has consistency from one period to the next. Perhaps this is arbitrary and feel free to tell me so, ...
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FMCW RADAR FFT Processing

I'm working on the processing of raw FMCW radar data. In my case the radar works in the [6.014-7.76] GHz band (I have 187 frequency points starting from 6.014 GHz and ended with 7.76GHz) and the data ...
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Range Migration Algorithm in FMCW MIMO RADAR

I’m using a FMCW MIMO radar [77-79 GHz] with a virtual linear array made of 48 channels. I’m wondering if the adaptation of the range migration algorithm (typically used in SAR processing) is ...
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Omega-K algorithm implementation for synthetic aperture radar

I have been trying to develop Omega-k algorithm for SAR image formation. I am using the equations from chapter 8 in digital processing of Synthetic Aperture Radar data by Cumming and Wong. The steps I ...
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Transceiver for TDoA measurements

Could someone advise me on some module for making the TDoA position system for my research work? I need to have measurements with an accuracy of a few meters. It equals a bandwidth of about 20 MHz. I ...
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Compressed Sensing in DOA processing

I'm trying to apply the compressed sensing theory (CoSaMP algorithm) to the DOA estimation in FMCW ULA (made of 48 elements). In the dechirped signals processing I use a first FFT to solve the range ...
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What is the importance of signal bandwidth in radar systems for velocity and localization estimation

So I know about the basics of doppler shift which relates the velocity of a moving object with the frequency carrier shift seen at the reciever. But, I don't understand the importance of the ...
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Pulse Width and Duty cycle in Gaussian pulses

I have a pulse-based radar which transmits frequency-shifted Gaussian pulses. The Gaussian pulse ($p(t)$) is given by: $$ p(t) = V_\text{TX} e^{\frac{-t^2}{2 \tau ^2}}. $$ The frequency shifted ...
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Distortion in phase difference measurement using FFT

I am doing distance measurements by transmitting a 100 kHz tone and receiving it and measuring the phase difference.The distance is simulated by a delay simulator which is very precise (around 10 psec)...