Optimal and suboptimal micro-doppler estimation schemes using carrier diverse doppler radars.

Carrier diverse radars employing two different frequencies, termed as dual-frequency radars, prove effective in determining the target range in urban sensing and through-the-wall applications. In this paper, we derive the maximum likelihood (ML) estimator for the dual frequency radar returns for a micro-Doppler motion profile, which is commonly exhibited by indoor moving targets. Unlike linear models, the respective ML estimator does not have a closed form. We solve the ML estimator for dual frequency radar operations, using iterative reweighted least squares (IRLS). The ML-IRLS algorithm is applied to experimental radar returns for estimating the motion parameters of indoor targets.

Main Author: Setlur, Pawan.
Other Authors: Amin, Moeness., Ahmad, Fauzia.
Language: English
Published: 2009
Online Access: http://ezproxy.villanova.edu/login?url=https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Item/vudl:173528