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FMCW BASED MIMO IMAGING RADAR FOR MARITIME NAVIGATION

By Y. Huang, P. V. Brennan, D. Patrick, I. Weller, P. Roberts, and K. Hughes

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Abstract:
The berthing of large ships in inclement weather with frequently poor visibility presents a challenge. To assist with this application, it may be beneficial to utilise standard radar imaging. Whilst this may be achieved using a mechanically-scanned system, reliability, cost and weight issues, coupled with the need to primarily image only a 120ยบ sector on the port and starboard of the ship, make phased array radar an attractive possibility. Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) radar, with its ability to enhance the resolution available from a given number of elements, is particularly suited to a short-range application such as this in which there is sufficient time to switch between antenna elements as an alternative to more complex implementations. This paper describes a system of this nature from its basic architecture to development and validation, including some artefacts of the particular topology employed.

Citation:
Y. Huang, P. V. Brennan, D. Patrick, I. Weller, P. Roberts, and K. Hughes, "FMCW Based MIMO Imaging Radar for Maritime Navigation," Progress In Electromagnetics Research, Vol. 115, 327-342, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIER11021509
http://www.jpier.org/PIER/pier.php?paper=11021509

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