Localization of vibrating targets using dual-frequency synthetic aperture radar and time-frequency analysis.

An important task in urban sensing applications is to accurately localize moving and vibrating targets in the presence of significant background clutter. A dual-frequency CW radar, which estimates the range of a target based on the phase difference between two closely spaced frequencies, has been shown to be a cost-effective approach for range estimation of a moving target. Previous work has shown that the use of Fourier transform and time-frequency analysis techniques provides an estimate of Doppler signature and enhanced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), thereby enabling the range estimation of moving targets and significantly improving the estimation accuracy. In this paper, we consider the combined use of these technologies with a synthetic aperture array for the localization of inanimate moving targets. The synthetic array aperture provides the capability of high-resolution spatial localization of inanimate moving targets, as well as determining the orientation of the rotation or vibration.

Main Author: Zhang, Yimin.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness., Ahmad, Fauzia.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2008
Online Access: http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:173402