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Radar SNR for a LFM Waveform

How do you estimate the detection SNR for a radar transmitting an LFM (chirp) waveform? I'm looking for an SNR equation that is a function of chirp bandwidth and compressed (or uncompressed) ...
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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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Radar Pulse Compression Gain (PCR)

Assume a monostatic radar is transmitting a pulsed waveform. The pulse has been modulated by a Barker code with$\ N$ chips or bits. The waveform chip rate is $\tau_c $, the radar receiver's detection ...
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Finding the parameters and endpoints of a sinusoid

Suppose I have some signal $$ s(t) = n(t) + \left\{\begin{aligned} &0 &&: t < t_0\\ &A e^{i (2 \pi f t + \theta_0)} &&: t_0 \le t \le t_1\\ &0 &&: t > t_1 \...
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Radar terminology - Specific meaning of “video signal”

In the radar literature, particularly in older references, the term "video signal", "downrange video", or just "video" is used to describe the radar signal at a certain point in the processing chain. ...
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Radar signal processing flow chart

I'm new to Radar in general, and I'm studying RADAR using online resources. I came across the following slide which shows the process flow of the Radar signal processing. The thing I don't get in ...
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Time-Bandwidth Product

The following text is cited from a textbook, "Spotlight Mode Synthetic Aperture Radar: A Signal Processing Approach", I would like to ask if anyone knows the proof to the following statements, as the ...
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motion compensation for range migration algorithm

Is there a simple to follow explanation of how to do second order motion compensation for range migration algorithm? The one described in Carrara et al is for the ideal case. For the Extended Omega K ...
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FFT strong signal in middle frequency bin

I've developed a radar that I'm using to determine the distance to remote objects. It uses a custom PCB with an onboard FPGA that performs the DSP algorithms. The data from it is then plotted on a ...
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Pulse Doppler Radar: time delay in down conversion

My understanding of Pulse Doppler Radar is the system measures Time Of Flight for the pulse. My confusion is that during the down conversion process prior to ADC the lowpass filter causes some time ...
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How to Calculate the Ambiguity Function

(Maybe this should be on Stackoverflow instead ...) What is the best way to calculate the ambiguity function? There are different implementations out there for Python (like PyTFTB or from ...
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Designing an efficient curve-matching algorithm

I'm currently designing a curve-matching algorithm and as I already explored many ideas I'm requesting your help. So, if you got some advices about how to handle this problem, feel free to answer! ...
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Compressive sensing and sparsity

We apply compressive sensing to reconstruct a signal if it is sparse in the original domain or has a sparse represetation in some basis. How we may know a if a signal is sparse or has a sparse ...
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Derivation of range migration algorithm

Problem: In Walter G.Carrara's book on synthetic aperture radar, the equation is presented: $\Phi(K_X, K_R) = -K_XX_t - R_B\sqrt(K_R^2 - K_X^2) +K_RR_S $ (10.30) And this is said to come from ...
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Array Signal Processing: What are snapshots in Direction of Arrival estimation?

I do have an overview of basic radar signal processing chain [Data cube, 3 stages of FFT, Range, Range-Doppler map, coherent/non-coherent integration, coarse DoA etc.]. I am now trying to understand ...
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High performance DSP processor with better on-chip memory

I am currently using a combination of 4 ADSP 21469 because of the complexity and huge chunk of code that I currently have. BOOT and application will execute from external Flash memory. The code for ...
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Pulse Doppler Radar: how to filter its Range-Doppler matrix?

I want to simulate a Pulse Doppler Radar with medium pulse repetition frequency (PRF about $100\textrm{ kHz}$, about $500$ pulses in pulse train). It's rather powerful, and should discriminate ...
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Plot the frequency response of MTI delay line canceller using Octave

I try to plot the frequency response of the delay line canceller (FIR filter which used for MTI). The delay line canceller has the following structure: ...
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Combining two images with different resolutions?

I am attempting to combine two radar images, each of which is a 3-dimensional cube with a range dimension, an azimuth angle dimension, and an elevation angle dimension. One image has high azimuth ...
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Should the transmitted signal be continuous in FMCW?

I am a novice in this field and working on respiration detection through near ultra-sound between $18 \textrm{kHz}$ and $20 \textrm{kHz}$. In the referece article and other radar use articles, the ...
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Help detecting target in pulsed radar signal

This signal is from the Pasternack $2.4\textrm{ GHz}$ development kit. The saved signal appears to be the pulsed waveform. It is sampled at $20\textrm{ kHz}$ for $4130$ points. I recorded a ...
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Are radar resolution and detection capabilities not very tightly related?

Radar detection capacity is the capacity to determine the presence or absence of targets whereas the resolution is the capacity to identify two closely separated targets. If you can detect the target ...
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Matched Filters for attenuation detection?

I have been reading about matched filters and I'm interested in possible uses for them, I have seen they are used very often in radar, in such a way that you send out a signal, and then you read the ...
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CFAR detectors and interference

Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) is an automatic thresholding technique. It's situated after the FFT processing in other to detect target peak. This probability of detection depends on clutter and ...
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Radar signal processing - Difference between range gate/range bin

In learning about radar signal processing, I see two different terms that sometimes seem to refer to the same thing, but sometimes different things: Range gate Range bin Usually, I interpret both to ...
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How to accurately model wideband RF reflections?

I would like to model a transmitter and received pair, both sampling at the same bandwidth (not clock synchronized), where there are a number of reflectors. The time delay due to the reflectors can be ...
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Range-Doppler matrix

I am working on a radar simulation to calculate the range and the Doppler frequency of a target. I would like to build a range-Doppler map or range-Doppler matrix. I do not know the steps to develop ...
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Doppler Shift of Phase Coded Pulse Compression Waveform

Suppose I want to transmit the signal: $$ x(t) = g\Big(\frac{t-t_{0}}{T}\Big) \cdot \cos(2 \pi f_{0} t + \theta_{0}) + g\Big(\frac{t-t_{1}}{T}\Big) \cdot \cos(2 \pi f_{1}t + \theta_{1}) $$ Where $g(...
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How is angle of arrival estimated?

I have simulated a phased array antenna. I have also simulated a point source. I don't get how to calculate pseudo spectrum vector without using the position of the source. Algorithms such as Capon ...
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Radar Imaging Method

I've been working with an FMCW Fast Chirp radar transceiver. Mainly, I've been looking at the Doppler range map but really it is not suitable as there is only one point per range/ speed and I want to ...
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Minimizing Time Sidelobes with Pulse Compression

I am trying to compute a compression filter function to minimize the error from a a desired pulse compression result. The usual approach to doing this is to minimize the RMS error of the the ...
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Doppler Shift and the Pulse Repetition Interval

Suppose that I have a signal $x(t)$ consisting of $N$ pulses at a given frequency $\omega_{c}$. I space them $T$ seconds apart, ie the Pulse Repetition Interval (PRI) for the waveform is $T$. Now ...
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Carrier frequency of chirp signal

I am computing the link budget for a communication-radar (CoRadar) system. The formula for maximum distance, in communication, is: $d_{max} = \sqrt{\frac{P_t}{\tau}\frac{G_t G_{r, comm} \lambda^2}{(4\...
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Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) Range Bias Compensation with Light Dependent Resistor (LDR)

I have a distance sensor (VL53L0X), which measures the distance to an object. It is placed outside. I currently do 100 measurements in the best available range mode, then I take the median and insert ...
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Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). How to do Range Compression?

I am trying to perform range compression to a raw SAR image [fast times, sensor position], Dr in code. I have the transmitted signal (chirp), g in code, and literature says range compression is ...
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Root MUSIC and solution of conjugate palindromic polynomials

The root-MUSIC algorithm gives direction of arrival angles directly and avoids the computational overhead of computing the MUSIC estimator curve (see Direction of Arrival Estimation using a Root-MUSIC ...
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Precision accuracy radar

in radar systems how does one measure the precision and accuracy on a radar? I'm confused with differen definitions in the references: Richards define (Principles of Modern Radar: Basic Principles - ...
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Is there a situation when maximizing SNR doesn't also maximize probability of detection?

The problem I'm working on is signal detection of a radar signal, but I suspect this problem shows up in many different branches of signal processing. Background: From [1], the factor $I_f$, by ...
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Simulation of FMCW radar in frequency domain

I would like to simulate a FMCW radar in the frequency domain. I used the code (Matlab) I attached below. Specially I am interested in the phase spectrum of the beat signal. In a further research I ...
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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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How does the error in azimuth angle vary as one moves away from the boresight direction of a radar

My question is basically same as the title. I am trying to find a mathematical model which provides the error, $d\theta$, in azimuth angle($\theta$) as one moves away from the boresight direction of ...
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In case of using a Doppler radar, do we have to use IQ demodulation to find the direction of a target?

I want to know the way to find the velocity of a target by using a doppler radar. I read some paper about it, In summary, send rf signal to a target receive the reflected signal from the target. ...
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How to interpret an Ambiguity function

I need to evaluate several different waveforms regarding their doppler tolerance, for use in a radar application. So I came across something called the Ambiguity function. The following picture shows ...
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3D model from high speed videos?

Is there a way to convert or somewhat replicate RADAR data from a set of given high speed videos taken from multiple angles. The problem is quite ill defined but the task I have in hand is to ...
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Radar video signal and matched filtering

In order to make my question more clear and give more details I'm trying to understand the processing signal procedure in radars,i understood till this moment that a transmitter generates a signal ...
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Phase of FMCW linear chirp

I'm doing a project involving FMCW linear chirp signals. Given the phase $\phi = 2\pi\frac{k}{2}t^{2} + 2\pi f_{c} t + \theta$ where $k$ is the frequency increase rate. When transmitting ...
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How to reduce spectral leakage?

We are looking at FMCW radar ADC signals and converting from the time domain to the frequency domain in order build a range doppler map but want to have the best signal to noise ratio possible. In ...
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How is ESPRIT pronounced?

I'm implementing high resolution DOA algorithms including ESPRIT for radar systems. The word ESPRIT is obviously an acronym but, even so, how is it pronounced? Is the second i long like "ESPREEE" as ...
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Advantages and disadvantages in term of radar performance of LFM chirp

Which are the advantages and disadvantages of a LFM chirp regarding its radar performance?
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Real signal from I,Q, sample rate and center frequency

I am given a recording of an ionosonde sounding. The signal $S$ is represented as a series of I/Q pairs at a sample rate $F_{sr} = 10\,\text{MHz}$. I am told that the center frequency of the ...