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Is it possible to detect or localize movement of objects using LPWA (or LPWAN) such as LoRa, DASH7, NB-FI?

Assume that there is a moving human in the room without any device (or receiver). Is it possible to detect or localize movement of objects using LPWA (or LPWAN) such as LoRa, DASH7, NB-FI by analyzing ...
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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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Deriving the Resolution Equation of an FMCW RADAR

I am interested in the equation that depicts the resolution of an FMCW radar. I write the same below. $\Delta d = \frac{c}{2b}$ First I would like to have an intuitive explanation to the above ...
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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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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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Sign of manifold vectors in monostatic phased-array radar

I am reading some notes where the impulse response of phased-array to is given by; $$ \beta S(\theta, \phi) \bar{S}^H(\theta, \phi) \cdot \delta(t-\tau) $$ where \begin{align} \bar{S}(\theta, \phi)...
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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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Block Processing to Plot Phase in Real Time

I am trying to modify an LTFAT demo script that records and plays back streaming audio simultaneously. The objective is to read in the block to a vector, and take the DFT of the block samples, and ...
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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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Identify an obstacle in front of the radar

I use the K-LC6 24 GHz microwave module in the linear frequency-modulated signal mode to determine the distance to moving objects. But if I put a barrier in front of this radar while it is moving, I ...
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Is it possible to observe more area in azimuth than physically traveled in stripmap SAR?

I have been examining stripmap SAR algorithms, mainly Range Migration Algorithm. When I check the textbook examples so far I always saw the data trajectory is larger than scene that is observed. An ...
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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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Detect number of targets from the FMCW data matrix

Currently, I already have an FMCW data matrix which was acquired by the SISO radar. Based on this data matrix, I want to estimate number of targets in it. And then I can apply some blind source ...
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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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Stolt interpolation and ifft in range migration algorithm

I am using range migration algorithm for focusing stripmap synthetic aperture radar data. I have successfully tested my algorithm using the following steps after range compression (similar to this ...
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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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Range Compression

How exactly is the SAR image resolution increased by the linear frequency modulation of the transmitted signal and further by the compression of range and azimuth?
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Motion compensation for stripmap SAR

I am trying to perform motion compensation for an airborne stripmap SAR data following the book Synthetic Aperture Radar Processing by Franceschetti and Lanari. The algorithm flowchart is on page 145. ...
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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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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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modelling radar system for image generation

I am trying to find or derive some model for radar using python and blender which should hopefully create a simulation of what a radar image of the blender environment would look like. I have been ...
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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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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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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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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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Coherent Radar — How do we justify it?

How can we justify doing coherent radar when the phase of the return is unknown? For instance, after a reflection, assuming a stationary target, we should get something akin to: $$ x_{rx}(t) = |\...
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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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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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MIMO FMCW radar - back-projection

any suggestion how to start implementing the back-projection algorithm in a FMCW MIMO radar? Currently I'm using 2D FFT to get radar image, I would try time-domain algorithms to improve the overall ...
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How to remove echo/reflected-sound caused by stationary objects when building a ultrasound based radar

I am emitting ultrasound with a speaker and am trying to track moving objects with a microphone array by detecting doppler shifts. I have succeeded to detect movement. However, to detect the direction ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to create test vectors for wideband beamforming aplications?

I'm trying to create test vectors for a beamforming algorithm I'm simulating in Matlab. I have a complex signal and I want to create the signal as seen by each antenna element. This will allow me to ...
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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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Zero delay cut of LFM complex chirp

I am computing the zero delay cut of the ambiguity function a LFM chirp: $\chi(\tau = 0, \nu) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} u(t) u^{*}(t)e^{j 2 \pi \nu t} dt = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} A e^{j(2 \pi f_0 t + ...
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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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Why the ideal ambiguity function (AF) for radar has the maximum in (0, 0) and zero otherwise?

I was wondering why is the ideal AF has zero value in all the function except in (0, 0).
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RRC filter or rectangular pulse shaping filter in LFM chirp signal

I am working with a LFM up chirp signal, and I wanted to embed some data on it using a BPSK constellation. My doubt was, ¿should I use a RRC filter, like in usual communications schemes, or should I ...
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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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Automotive Radar Simulation

I am looking to simulate a radar channel and a waveform to test some ideas from other signal processing domains on automotive radar. However, I have no experience with the typical automotive radar ...
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FMCW radar beat resolution with target spectral width, non-linearity and receiver resolution

The question is about resolution of FMCW radars whcich send triangular frequency waveform, receive it's echo then mix it with sent signal, extract beat frequency. The beat frequency is proportional to ...
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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 ...
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Doppler shift in police radar

I don't understand how the radar frequency can be extracted from this diagram : (source:https://copradar.com/rdrparts/) and specially i don't understand what is the role of PLL and IF circuits and ...
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Baseband representation of a LFM chirp signal

I need to generate a chirp signal between $f_{start} = -f_{limit}$ and $f_{stop} = f_{limit}$, to compare it to a FrFT generated signal. The FrFT signal of order $\alpha = 0$ is PAM modulated data ...
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range resolution FMCW radar influenced by Nyquist?

I am puzzled about this for some time now. According to theory, the max range of a FMCW radar in practice is limited by the sampling frequency $R_{max} = \frac{c_0 T_{upchirp}}{2 f_{BM}}f_s$ Since ...
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How to find the filter coefficient of matched filter to detect the pulse of a signal?

I would to understand how to find the coefficient of a matched filter. Let's consider we have a signal and the signal is buried in the following noise. we want to find the coefficient of a matched ...