The phase-coded linear-frequency-modulated continuous-wave (PC-FMCW) waveform with a low sampling processing strategy is studied for coherent multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar. The PC-FMCW MIMO structure, which jointly uses both fast-time and slow-time coding, is proposed to reduce sidelobe levels while preserving high range resolution, unambiguous velocity, good Doppler tolerance, and low sampling needs. The sensing performance and practical aspects of the introduced PC-FMCW MIMO structure are evaluated theoretically and verified experimentally. The numerical simulations and experiments demonstrate that the proposed MIMO keeps the advantages of the linear-frequency-modulated continuous-wave (LFMCW) waveform, including computational efficiency and low sampling demands, while having the ability to provide low sidelobe levels with simultaneous transmission.
|Number of pages
|IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
|Published - 2023
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- Linear frequency modulation (LFM)
- multipleinput multiple-output (MIMO)
- phase-modulated chirps
- radar signal processing