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Sensors 2016, 16(5), 614; doi:10.3390/s16050614

A New Methodology for 3D Target Detection in Automotive Radar Applications

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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Centro Direzionale di Napoli, Is. C4, Naples 80143, Italy
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Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope”, Centro Direzionale di Napoli, Is. C4, Naples 80143, Italy
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Academic Editor: Assefa M. Melesse
Received: 1 March 2016 / Revised: 13 April 2016 / Accepted: 21 April 2016 / Published: 29 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Remote Sensors)
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Abstract

Today there is a growing interest in automotive sensor monitoring systems. One of the main challenges is to make them an effective and valuable aid in dangerous situations, improving transportation safety. The main limitation of visual aid systems is that they do not produce accurate results in critical visibility conditions, such as in presence of rain, fog or smoke. Radar systems can greatly help in overcoming such limitations. In particular, imaging radar is gaining interest in the framework of Driver Assistance Systems (DAS). In this manuscript, a new methodology able to reconstruct the 3D imaged scene and to detect the presence of multiple targets within each line of sight is proposed. The technique is based on the use of Compressive Sensing (CS) theory and produces the estimation of multiple targets for each line of sight, their range distance and their reflectivities. Moreover, a fast approach for 2D focus based on the FFT algorithm is proposed. After the description of the proposed methodology, different simulated case studies are reported in order to evaluate the performances of the proposed approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: Driver Assistance Systems; imaging radar; Compressive Sensing; 3D focus; in depth focus Driver Assistance Systems; imaging radar; Compressive Sensing; 3D focus; in depth focus
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Baselice, F.; Ferraioli, G.; Lukin, S.; Matuozzo, G.; Pascazio, V.; Schirinzi, G. A New Methodology for 3D Target Detection in Automotive Radar Applications. Sensors 2016, 16, 614.

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