Novel Waveform Generation Principle for short-range FMCW-Radars

Conference: GeMiC 2009 - German Microwave Conference
03/16/2009 - 03/18/2009 at München, Germany

Proceedings: GeMiC 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Winkler, Volker (EADS DE, Woerthstrasse 85, 89070 Ulm, Germany)

The FMCW-Radar-Principle is widely used for short range radar systems. The basic idea for FMCW-Radars is to generate a linear frequency ramp as transmit signal. There are too widely used principles for Range-Doppler-Processing: Generation of ramps with different slopes and generation of a sequence of short ramps processed by a two-dimensional FFT. The developed ramp generation sequence also applies two-dimensional Fourier transforms, but allows to reduce the baseband bandwidth. The principle can be also regarded as an extension of a Frequency Stepped-CW-Radar with intertwined ramps. In the following the method is derived for systems with and without I/Q-Demodulator and first measurement results on a 24GHz-System are presented. The waveform generator has been implemented on a FPGA.