RCS Analysis of Target and Clutter in FMCW Radar

  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • References
  • PDF
  • Abstract

    The radar cross section (RCS) of a target is used to identify it and to glean its characteristics, by measuring the size of reflected radar signal. In this study, we used a 77 GHz triangular frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) array radar to detect pedestrians, automobiles, and clutter. It is possible to classify target and clutter by analyzing the characteristic of the measured RCS. In this study, suitable target RCS characteristics (mean, variance and probability distribution) were analyzed based on measured data.



  • Keywords

    FMCW radar, RCS, target classification

  • References

      [1] Grimm, C., Farhoud, R., Fei, T., Warsitz, E., & Haeb-Umbach, R. (2017, August). Detection of moving targets in automotive radar with distorted ego-velocity information. In Microwaves, Radar and Remote Sensing Symposium (MRRS), 2017 IEEE (pp. 111-116). IEEE.

      [2] Thayaparan, T., Abrol, S., Riseborough, E., Stankovic, L. J., Lamothe, D., & Duff, G. (2007). Analysis of radar micro-Doppler signatures from experimental helicopter and human data. IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, 1(4), 289-299.

      [3] Lee, J., Kim, D., Jeong, S., Ahn, G. C., & Kim, Y. (2016). Target classification scheme using phase characteristics for automotive FMCW radar. Electronics Letters, 52(25), 2061-2063.

      [4] Villeval, S., Bilik, I., & Gürbuz, S. Z. (2014, May). Application of a 24 GHz FMCW automotive radar for urban target classification. In Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE (pp. 1237-1240). IEEE.

      [5] Fan, Y., Xiang, K., An, J., & Bu, X. (2013). A new method of multi-target detection for FMCW automotive radar.

      [6] ITOH, T., & SUEDA, H. (1996). RCS fluctuation reduction in high-resolution radar. IEICE transactions on communications, 79(7), 974-977.

      [7] Mensa, D. L. (1991). High resolution radar cross-section imaging. Boston, MA, Artech House, 1991, 280 p., 1.

      [8] Richards, M. A. (2005). Fundamentals of radar signal processing. Tata McGraw-Hill Education.




Article ID: 19054
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i3.7.19054

Copyright © 2012-2015 Science Publishing Corporation Inc. All rights reserved.