A DS-UWB Radar System With a Short Correlation Processing Time

Konferenz: European Wireless 2013 - 19th European Wireless Conference
16.04.2013 - 18.04.2013 in Guildford, UK

Tagungsband: European Wireless 2013

Seiten: 3Sprache: EnglischTyp: PDF

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Lee, Youngpo; Shim, Jeongyoon; Lee, Youngseok; Lee, Jaewoo; Yoon, Seokho (College of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea)

In this paper, we propose a direct sequence ultra wideband (DS-UWB) radar system which estimates a distance between the radar and an object with a short correlation processing time. Unlike conventional DS-UWB radar systems using multiple variable length pseudo noise (PN) sequences, the proposed radar employs a short-length PN sequence reducing the correlation processing time by virtue of correlation accumulation which averages out the noise in the correlator outputs. Numerical results show that the proposed DS-UWB radar estimates the distance with a shorter correlation processing time while providing a better estimation performance compared with the conventional DS-UWB radar systems.