Simultaneous Processing of Time-Shifted Orthogonal LFMCW Waveforms

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There is a requirement for waveform orthogonality on dual or multiple channel radars to avoid cross-channel interferences. It is additionally favored that dual-channel polarization-orthogonal radars are capable of estimating target Polarization Scattering Matrix (PSM) elements simultaneously, that is within one Pulse/sweep/frame Repetition Interval (PRI). The current solution for simultaneity in Linear Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (LFMCW) radars is to use a pair of nearly-orthogonal waveforms within the same frequency band with opposite frequency excursion slopes. This solution does not provide full orthogonality because of its susceptibility to some cross-channel interferences, where their mitigation result in difficult-to-suppress unwanted artifacts after range compression, in addition to opposite sign residual video phases which are difficult to compensate for. We propose a new pair of independent waveforms - along with their required processing steps - which satisfy both the orthogonality and simultaneity requirements, but with less undesirable artifacts than the opposite slope chirps. In this paper we present results from experimentation with simulated and radar-measured data for the new waveform. We found closely comparable results with the baseline of standard LFMCW processing. We aim to operationally use the new waveform-pair on the TuDelft PARSAX polarimetric radar.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSignal Processing Symposium 2017 (SPSympo)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6755-8
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSignal Processing Symposium 2017: SPSympo 2017 - Jachranka Village, Poland
Duration: 12 Sep 201714 Sep 2017


ConferenceSignal Processing Symposium 2017
CityJachranka Village
Internet address


  • FMCW
  • De-ramping
  • Radar waveform design
  • Radar signal processing


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