MIMO radar for through-wall target identification in single and two wall scenarios

Evan T. Gebhardt, Ram Mohan Narayanan, Sean P. Broderick

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Abstract

MIMO radar provides improvement over traditional phased array radars for through wall imaging. By transmitting independent waveforms from a transmit array to a receive array an effective virtual array is created. This array has improved degrees of freedom over phased arrays and mono-static MIMO systems. This virtual array allows us to achieve the same effective aperture length as a phased array with less elements because the virtual array can be described as the convolution of transmit and receive array positions. In addition, data from multiple walls of the same room can be used to collect target information. If two walls are perpendicular to each other and the geometry of transmit and receive arrays is known, then data can be processed independently of each other. Since the geometry of the arrays is known, a target scene can be created where the two data sets overlap. The overlapped scene can then be processed so that image artifacts that do not correlate between the data sets can be excised. The result gives improved target detection, reduction in false alarms, robustness to noise, and robustness against errors such as improperly aligned antennas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRadar Sensor Technology XX
EditorsArmin Doerry, Kenneth I. Ranney
PublisherSPIE
Volume9829
ISBN (Electronic)9781510600706
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventRadar Sensor Technology XX - Baltimore, United States
Duration: Apr 18 2016Apr 21 2016

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OtherRadar Sensor Technology XX
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore
Period4/18/164/21/16

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MIMO radar
Target Identification
MIMO (control systems)
Multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO)
Radar
radar
Scenarios
Geometry
Target tracking
Convolution
MIMO systems
Phased Array
phased arrays
Antennas
Imaging techniques
Robustness
Target
MIMO Systems
Target Detection
false alarms

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Gebhardt, E. T., Narayanan, R. M., & Broderick, S. P. (2016). MIMO radar for through-wall target identification in single and two wall scenarios. In A. Doerry, & K. I. Ranney (Eds.), Radar Sensor Technology XX (Vol. 9829). [98290Z] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224229
Gebhardt, Evan T. ; Narayanan, Ram Mohan ; Broderick, Sean P. / MIMO radar for through-wall target identification in single and two wall scenarios. Radar Sensor Technology XX. editor / Armin Doerry ; Kenneth I. Ranney. Vol. 9829 SPIE, 2016.
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MIMO radar for through-wall target identification in single and two wall scenarios. / Gebhardt, Evan T.; Narayanan, Ram Mohan; Broderick, Sean P.

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