Coherent doppler processing using interpolated doppler data in bistatic radar

Jaehyuk Youn, Hoongee Yang, Yongseek Chung, Wonzoo Chung, Myungdeuk Jeong

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In order to execute coherent Doppler processing in a high range-rate scenario, whether it is for detection, estimation or imaging, range walk embedded in target return should be compensated first. In case of a bistatic radar geometry where a transmitter, a receiver and a target can be all moving, the extent of range walk depends on their relative positions and velocities. This paper presents a coherent Doppler processing algorithm to achieve target detection and Doppler frequency estimation of a target under a bistatic radar geometry. This algorithm is based on the assumption that a target has constant Doppler frequency during a coherent processing interval (CPI). Thus, we first show under what condition the assumption could be valid. We next develop an algorithm, along with its implementation procedures where the region of range walk, called a window, is manipulated. Finally, the performance of a proposed algorithm is examined through simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1803-1807
Number of pages5
JournalIEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug


  • Bistatic radar
  • Coherent detection
  • Doppler processing
  • Range walk

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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