Design and validation tests for compact FMCW C-band Analog-Front-End for radar imaging applications

Damian Gromek , Piotr Jerzy Samczyński , Maciej Wielgo , Mateusz Piotr Malanowski , Krzysztof Kulpa

Abstract

This paper presents the design, implementation, and validation tests of a C-band analog-front-end (AFE) for the frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar. The system was designed to be used in various radar applications, including short rage mode, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and moving target indication (MTI) mode. The AFE presented here was based on commercial off-the-shelf radio frequency components, and designed as a homodyne system, so the final applications were based on the FMCW radar. Validation tests and experiments were carried out in the laboratory and in open-air environments. The authors present tests of the AFE, including MTI and SAR trials, conducted using a ground moving platform (a car) and an airborne platform (a small aircraft). The results are discussed with the prospect of future work and further improvements in mind.
Author Damian Gromek ISE
Damian Gromek,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Piotr Jerzy Samczyński ISE
Piotr Jerzy Samczyński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Maciej Wielgo ISE
Maciej Wielgo,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Mateusz Piotr Malanowski ISE
Mateusz Piotr Malanowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Krzysztof Kulpa ISE
Krzysztof Kulpa,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Journal seriesInternational Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, ISSN 1759-0787
Issue year2016
Vol8
No6
Pages845-854
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishSAR; ISAR; FMCW; RADAR; AFE; RF FRONT END; UAV RADAR
DOIDOI:10.1017/S1759078716000623
URL https://www.cambridge.org/core/services/aop-cambridge-core/content/view/S1759078716000623
projectResearch on measurement, circuit and signal theory and electronic circuits and systems. Project leader: Romaniuk Ryszard, , Phone: +48 22 234 7986, +48 22 234 5360, start date 15-06-2015, end date 31-12-2016, ISE/2015/DS, Completed
WEiTI Działalność statutowa
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 20.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.976 (2) - 2016=0.689 (5)
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