Stepped-Frequency Radar Sensors

Theory, Analysis and Design

  • Cam Nguyen
  • Joongsuk Park

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Cam Nguyen, Joongsuk Park
    Pages 1-7
  3. Cam Nguyen, Joongsuk Park
    Pages 9-38
  4. Cam Nguyen, Joongsuk Park
    Pages 39-64
  5. Cam Nguyen, Joongsuk Park
    Pages 119-121
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 123-129

About this book


This book presents the theory, analysis and design of microwave stepped-frequency radar sensors. Stepped-frequency radar sensors are attractive for various sensing applications that require fine resolution. The book consists of five chapters. The first chapter describes the fundamentals of radar sensors including applications followed by a review of ultra-wideband pulsed, frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW), and stepped-frequency radar sensors. The second chapter discusses a general analysis of radar sensors including wave propagation in media and scattering on targets, as well as the radar equation. The third chapter addresses the analysis of stepped-frequency radar sensors including their principles and design parameters. Chapter 4 presents the development of two stepped-frequency radar sensors at microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies based on microwave integrated circuits (MICs), microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) and printed-circuit antennas, and discusses their signal processing. Chapter 5 provides the electrical characterization and test results of the developed microwave and millimeter-wave stepped-frequency radar sensors. Finally, a summary and conclusion is provided.


Continuous-Wave Radars Frequency-Modulated Continuous-Wave (FMCW) High-Resolution Radars Microwave Integrated Circuits (Mics) Microwave Monolithic Integrated Circuits (Mmics) Printed-Circuit Antennas Stepped-Frequency Radar Stepped-Frequency Radar Sensors Synthetic Pulse Radar Ultra-Wideband Radars

Authors and affiliations

  • Cam Nguyen
    • 1
  • Joongsuk Park
    • 2
  1. 1.Texas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Digital Media R&D CenterSamsung Electronics Co.SuwonKorea (Republic of)

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-12270-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-12271-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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