A Survey of Radar Signature Analysis and Applications on Space Targets with Micro-motions

  • He Zhu
  • Jun Wang
  • Yongjiang ChenEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 302)


Detection techniques of micro-motion targets have been explored with increasing attention according to its complex and flexible features. In this paper, concepts and existing achievements of micro-motion and micro-Doppler are summarized horizontally from two aspects: micro-motion analysis foundation and techniques, strategies and implement. Addressing this goal, a general micro-Doppler formula is introduced with four typical micro-motion forms. Moreover, several extraction and imaging methods are demonstrated from four perspectives, i.e. radar quantity, micro-motion complexity, other strategies and potential problems. Subsequently, available application on ballistic target recognition and critical issues of this emerging field are proposed, with a prospect towards the trend of development.


Micro-motion Micro-Doppler Micro-motion model Feature extraction Radar imaging ISAR 



This paper is supported by the National Key Research and Development Program of China through project 2017YFB0802502, by the Aeronautical Science Foundation of China through project 2017ZC51038, by the National Cryptography Development Fund through project MMJJ20170106, by the foundation of Science and Technology on Information Assurance Laboratory through project 61421120305162112006, by the National Natural Science Foundation of China through projects 61672083, 61532021, 61472429, 61402029, 61702028 and 61571024.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Cyber Science and TechnologyBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Electronic Information EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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