A Novel Approach to Unambiguous Doppler Beam sharpening for Forward-looking MIMO Radar

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The ambiguity problem of targets in Doppler beam sharpening (DBS) with forward-looking radar is considered. While DBS is proposed earlier to improve the angular resolution of the radar while keeping the antenna aperture size limited, such a solution suffers from ambiguities in the case of targets positioned symmetrically with respect to the platform movement. To address this problem, an approach named unambiguous Doppler-based forward-looking multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar beam sharpening scan (UDFMBSC) is proposed, based on the combination of MIMO processing and DBS. The performance of the proposed method is compared to existing approaches using simulated data with point-like and extended targets. The method is successfully verified using experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23494-23506
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Sensors Journal
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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  • Beam scan
  • Doppler beam sharpening
  • Doppler effect
  • Doppler radar
  • Forward-looking radar
  • MIMO radar processing
  • Radar
  • Radar antennas
  • Radar imaging
  • Sensors
  • Signal resolution


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