A Stepped-Carrier 77-GHz OFDM MIMO Radar System with 4 GHz Bandwidth
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Proc. 12th European Radar Conference
This paper presents a 77-GHz orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar system with 4 GHz bandwidth. Due to the limited bandwidth of the analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters a stepped-carrier approach is used. OFDM radar measurements with a bandwidth of 200 MHz at 20 different carrier
frequencies are combined in signal processing to achieve a high range resolution OFDM MIMO radar. Spectrally-interleaved OFDM signals are used to allow for simultaneous transmission and thus MIMO operation. The proposed approach is verified in practical measurements of a static target scenario and a slowly moving target scenario. Therefore a self-developed software defined radar evaluation platform with four transmitters and four receivers is used. The expected high range resolution could be achieved and range/angle/velocity measurements show the suitability for detecting slowly moving targets like pedestrians.