A Phase Compensation Algorithm for High-Resolution Pulse Radar Systems


IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E87-B    No.11    pp.3314-3321
Publication Date: 2004/11/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Sensing
pulse radar,  phase compensation,  shape estimation,  ill-posed inverse problem,  boundary scattering transform,  

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Imaging techniques for robots are important and meaningful in the near future. Pulse radar systems have a great potential for shape estimation and locationing of targets. They have an advantage that they can be used even in critical situations where optical techniques cannot be used. It is thus required to develop high-resolution imaging algorithms for pulse radar systems. High-resolution imaging algorithms utilize the carrier phase of received signals. However, their estimation accuracy suffers degradation due to phase rotation of the received signal because the phase depends on the shape of the target. In this paper, we propose a phase compensation algorithm for high-resolution pulse radar systems. The proposed algorithm works well with SEABED algorithm, which is a non-parametric algorithm of estimating target shapes based on a reversible transform. The theory is presented first and numerical simulation results follow. We show the estimation accuracy is remarkably improved without sacrificing the resolution using the proposed algorithm.