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Sparsity-based ranging for dual-frequency radars
Author(s): Fauzia Ahmad; Khodour Al Kadry; Moeness G. Amin
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Paper Abstract

Dual-frequency radars offer the benefit of reduced complexity, fast computation time, and real-time target tracking in through-the-wall and urban sensing applications. Compared to single-frequency (Doppler) radar, the use of an additional frequency increases the maximum unambiguous range of dual-frequency radars to acceptable values for indoor target range estimation. Conventional dual-frequency technique uses phase comparison of the transmitted and received continuous-wave signals to provide an estimate of the target range. The case of multiple moving targets is handled by separating the different Doppler signatures prior to phase estimation. However, the dual-frequency approach for range estimation can be compromised due to the presence of noise and multipath. In this paper, we investigate a sparsity-based ranging approach as an alternative to the phase difference based technique for dual-frequency radar measurements. Supporting results based on computer simulations are provided that illustrate the advantages of the sparsity-based ranging technique over the conventional method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9109, Compressive Sensing III, 910904 (23 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2051113
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Fauzia Ahmad, Villanova Univ. (United States)
Khodour Al Kadry, Villanova Univ. (United States)
Moeness G. Amin, Villanova Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9109:
Compressive Sensing III
Fauzia Ahmad, Editor(s)

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