Joint Time-Frequency Signal Processing Scheme in Forward Scattering Radar with a Rotational Transmitter
AbstractThis paper explores the concept of a Forward Scattering Radar (FSR) system with a rotational transmitter for target detection and localization. Most of the research and development in FSR used a fixed dedicated transmitter; therefore, the detection of stationary and slow moving target is very difficult. By rotating the transmitter, the received signals at the receiver contain extra information carried by the Doppler due to the relative movement of the transmitter-target-receiver. Hence, rotating the transmitter enhances the detection capability especially for a stationary and slow-moving target. In addition, it increases the flexibility of the transmitter to control the signal direction, which broadens the coverage of FSR networks. In this paper, a novel signal processing for the new mode of FSR system based on the signal’s joint time-frequency is proposed and discussed. Additionally, the concept of the FSR system with the rotational transmitter is analyzed experimentally for the detection and localization of a stationary target, at very low speed and a low profile target crossing the FSR baseline. The system acts as a virtual fencing of a remote sensor for area monitoring. The experimental results show that the proposed mode with the new signal processing scheme can detect a human intruder. The potential applications for this system could be used for security and border surveillance, debris detection on an airport runway, ground aerial monitoring, intruder detection, etc. View Full-Text
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Raja Abdullah, R.S.A.; Mohd Ali, A.; Rasid, M.F.A.; Abdul Rashid, N.E.; Ahmad Salah, A.; Munawar, A. Joint Time-Frequency Signal Processing Scheme in Forward Scattering Radar with a Rotational Transmitter. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 1028.
Raja Abdullah RSA, Mohd Ali A, Rasid MFA, Abdul Rashid NE, Ahmad Salah A, Munawar A. Joint Time-Frequency Signal Processing Scheme in Forward Scattering Radar with a Rotational Transmitter. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(12):1028.Chicago/Turabian Style
Raja Abdullah, Raja S.A.; Mohd Ali, Azizi; Rasid, Mohd F.A.; Abdul Rashid, Nur E.; Ahmad Salah, Asem; Munawar, Aris. 2016. "Joint Time-Frequency Signal Processing Scheme in Forward Scattering Radar with a Rotational Transmitter." Remote Sens. 8, no. 12: 1028.
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