Simulation of Radar Micro-Doppler Patterns for Multi-Propeller Drones

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This paper presents a thin-wire electromagnetic (EM) model of multi-propeller drone that generates drone micro-Doppler pattern efficiently as a function of radar parameters and propeller properties. Experimental results of propeller micro-Doppler pattern measured in anechoic chamber was investigated and used to validate the results produced by thin-wire model of single propeller in S-band and X-band. Then the thin-wire model was expanded to multi-propeller drones and reproduced linear micro-Doppler patterns of multi-propeller drone measured by radar system in long Coherent Processing Interval (CPI) circumstance. The model-based replica was shown to be useful in radar micro-Doppler analysis of multi-propeller drones, especially to study the influence of propellers synchronisation and in long CPI circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 International Radar Conference, RADAR 2019
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126609
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2660-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event2019 International Radar Conference - Toulon, France
Duration: 23 Sept 201927 Sept 2019

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Name2019 International Radar Conference, RADAR 2019


Conference2019 International Radar Conference
Abbreviated titleRadar-2019
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  • CPI
  • drone
  • electromagnetic
  • micro-Doppler
  • radar


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