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A high-precision phase-derived range and velocity measurement method based on synthetic wideband pulse Doppler radar


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Development of radar technology needs to address the two-dimensional high resolution of range and velocity simultaneously for high-speed targets. Taking advantage of the superior coherent performance of synthetic wideband pulse Doppler radar, this paper elaborates the principles of phase-derived range and velocity measurements. Moreover, this paper explores the key technologies of unwrapping phase ambiguity, and discusses the phase unwrapping strategy at a low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The proposed method can be applied to the conditions of low SNR and has comparatively strong practicality in engineering. Both the ejection ball and civil aircraft experiments have validated the correctness and feasibility of the proposed method. In particular, the experimental results reveal that the accuracy of phase-derived range and velocity measurement has reached a level of submillimeter or millimeter and centimeter/second or submillimeter/second, respectively.




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This work was supported by 111 Project of China (Grant No. B14010) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61301189).

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Fan, H., Ren, L., Long, T. et al. A high-precision phase-derived range and velocity measurement method based on synthetic wideband pulse Doppler radar. Sci. China Inf. Sci. 60, 082301 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11432-016-0097-4

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  • phase-derived range measurement
  • phase-derived velocity measurement
  • unwrapping phase ambiguity
  • track filtering
  • minimum entropy method


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