Radar Range Improvement using Gradient-Free Optimization for Health Care Applications

Paweł Barmuta , Marco Mercuri , Ping Jack Soh , Peter Karsmakers , Guy A. E. Vandenbosch , Paul Leroux , Arkadiusz Lewandowski , Dominique M. M.-P. Schreurs


Frequency-stepped continuous wave (FSCW) radars have been recently investigated in health care aiming at con- tactless health monitoring. The mono-static radar architecture is of particular interest due to its low cost. However, mono- static radars suffer from the leakage between the transmitter and receiver paths, which can drastically reduce the detection range of the radar. This paper proposes the DIRECT optimization algorithm for determining the voltages controlling the leakage canceler. The method allows to efficiently calibrate the leak- age canceler, which in turn resulted in the leakage amplitude reduction with a factor of 127.4 in average with around 128 measurements per frequency.
Author Paweł Barmuta ISE
Paweł Barmuta,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Marco Mercuri
Marco Mercuri,,
, Ping Jack Soh
Ping Jack Soh,,
, Peter Karsmakers
Peter Karsmakers,,
, Guy A. E. Vandenbosch
Guy A. E. Vandenbosch,,
, Paul Leroux
Paul Leroux,,
, Arkadiusz Lewandowski ISE
Arkadiusz Lewandowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Dominique M. M.-P. Schreurs
Dominique M. M.-P. Schreurs,,
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Organizing Committee of Conference MIKON: Proc. 21st International Conference on Microwaves, Radar and Wireless Communications, 2016, IEEE, ISBN 9781509022151, 732 p.
Keywords in Englishoptimization, DIRECT, leakage canceler, radar, health care
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Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 27-03-2017, BookChapterMatConf
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