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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why having a ridge like Ambiguity Function implies lack of Doppler resolution?

I was wondering why if the AF (Ambiguity Function) has a ridge like form it has low Doppler resolution.
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how can I plot a power spectrum for 150 range bins with 512 fft points [closed]

This is my code for plotting... However when I plot my spectrum data using this code, it is showing only 1 row. How can I plot all 150 rows? Can anyone help me to solve this? ...
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How to classify the movement type of a target into two categories(direct motion or else) by using a doppler radar?

How to classify the movement type of a target just into two categories(one is direct motion which is almost straight line movement and the other is anything else) by using a doppler radar with a ...
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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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References ISAR - Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar [closed]

Anybody know a reference to start understanding ISAR? Book or article. Thanks!
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...