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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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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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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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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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DOA - 1D Music Algorithm

I am currently working on a MUSIC algorithm for DOA of RF emitters in 3D. At the first stage, interested to apply the 1D MUSIC using a linear array of 4 antennas, and estimate only the azimuth of the ...
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Spectrum of received signal from radar fm-cw

I obtained actual data from a researcher, consisting of a matrix composed of several received signals from an up-ramp fm-cw radar. Wouldn't be reasonable to plot the spectrogram of a ramp up and ...
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azimuth extent for range migration algorithm

Is it true that in the Range Migration Algorithm for synthetic aperture radar, the azimuth extent can be said to span the length of the flight path? This makes sense but also does not make sense. ...
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Probability of False Alarm versus SNR

I'm currently testing the performance of an energy detector using two tests. One test involves finding the optimal threshold to achieve a probability of detection(Pd) of 0.9 and a probability of false ...
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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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Radar Tracking Algorithms

I would like to know the algorithms to get the angle, range, distance.. so I'm planning to do antenna tracking. What should I do in basic steps to track objects using that module ? what algorithms ...
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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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Increase Radar Detection range using Modulation

I have been reading about pulse compression which helps with the range resolution. In my application I do not need to measure the range of the object however I am more interested in boosting the SNR ...
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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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Correct Radar Range Equation for SNR at Detection

Assuming you'd like to estimate the probability of detection of a target for a monostatic radar. For estimating detection SNR of a monostatic radar for given target rcs signature, do you use the ...
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Is it possible to get the velocity vector for tangential movement using radar?

When an object appears towards the radar sensor or goes away from the radar sensor, there is a change in the phase shift of the frequency and from that, the velocity can be inferred. So, I have two ...
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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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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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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 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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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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FMCW Radar: Need for Second stage FFT for velocity determination?

I have understood that for the purpose of Range determination, the samples of the beat frequency are first assembled per chirp. The beat frequency is directly proportional to the range of the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How should you decide on the number of sweeps to be used in FMCW radar?

I am designing an FMCW radar in MATLAB and I would like to know on how should I decide on the number of linear sweeps in FMCW .Does the number of sweeps affect the performance?
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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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FMCW Radar Working Logic Question

In FMCW radar rather than sending a signal at a constant frequency we are sending a chirp which goes e.g. from 6 GHz to 6.1 GHz in 5 ms. What I cannot fit in my mind is this (numbers are just for ...
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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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Angle of arrival (AOA) estimation using FMCW radar using MUSIC algorithm

I am working with FMCW phased array radar with only upchirps. The range doppler matrix is obtained using the two dimensional fast Fourier transform on multiple chirps. I want to obtain the angular ...
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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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Frequency response of FIR (MTI delay line canceller) with non constant period

Short question How to plot the magnitude of frequency response of the delay line canceller with non constant period using GNU Octave? Or more directly: how to plot magnitude of frequency response of ...
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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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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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Monostatic range-doppler algorithm

I was told that this question is too broad. Maybe I don't understand what this forum is about. My question is basically the same. I am looking for references to range Doppler algorithms so I can learn ...
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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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Radar: FMCW or CW

I purchased a Doppler radar that can run in both CW and FMCW modes. I don't understand how to operate the radar in FMCW mode. I would like to understand what I need to do to get my radar to run in ...

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