This paper investigates the target detection and localization capabilities of a coherent multiple input multiple output (MIMO) radar network designed and implemented using photonic technology. The benefit offered by photonics is twofold: it guarantees long-time phase stability and frequency/phase coherence between the transmitted and received radio frequency signals; secondly, it allows remoting the antennas by exploiting optical fibers. The proposed radar network demonstrator, which is composed of two transmitting and two receiving antennas in the X-band with 100 MHz signal bandwidth, operates in a real down-scaled outdoor scenario for detecting two collaborative closely-spaced moving targets. The preliminary results demonstrate the effective impact of photonics applied to coherent centralized radar networks and provide some guidelines for the development of more complex and application-tailored radar networks.
|Titolo:||Photonics for Coherent MIMO Radar: an Experimental Multi-Target Surveillance Scenario|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo Atti Congressi/Articoli in extenso|