Experimental Proof of the Characteristics of Short-Range FM Radar Converted Signal Spectrum for a Smooth Surface

Deniss Brodņevs, Igors Smirnovs


This paper presents a natural experiment of the spectral processing of 4.3 GHz Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Radar (FMCWR) converted signal. The FMCWR antennas are fixed above a smooth reflective surface. The converted signal spectrum is theoretically calculated and compared with the experimental data.


Converted signal spectral processing; frequency modulated continuous wave radar (FMCWR); mirror reflection; smooth reflective surface

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DOI: 10.1515/tae-2016-0007


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