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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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MTI RADAR, DSP algorithm question

Im new to RADAR signal processing. I using this doc for ref: https://www.mathworks.com/help/phased/examples/ground-clutter-mitigation-with-moving-target-indication-mti-radar.html I trying to rebuild ...
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How to calculate resolution of radar?

I am working of FMCW radar. Below are all the parameters of FMCW radar. How can I Calculate the resolution of my radar ...
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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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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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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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Is it fast time or slow time for the delay in the ambiguity function domain for radar signal?

I am confused about the delay concept in the ambiguity function. The FFT of slow time is the doppler frequency. However, people usually relate the range-doppler domain with the ambiguity function ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Doppler frequency when down-converting a receiving signal

Suppose we have a monostatic radar system, with only one target crossing at a speed $v$ at the main lobe of the antenna. The Doppler frequency for this case will be given by $ f_d = \frac{2v}{\lambda}...
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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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FMCW Radar Signal Processing Flowchart / Ambiguity Function

I Read many papers on signal processing for pulsed and FMCW radars, taking the FMCW type, the signal processing start after mixing the received and transmitted signal, the result of this operation is ...
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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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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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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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How to calculate sweep time of FMCW radar?

I am designing a FMCW radar with center frequency 24GHz and sweep bandwidth of 150 MHz. How do I decide on the sweep time of the FMCW radar?
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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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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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Radar type application for narrow band only?

Not sure if this is the proper forum to ask this question, but still I am trying my luck. I am looking for an application (in any area, medical, defence, or any other area) if exist, such that we want ...
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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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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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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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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 ...