Analysis of micro-Doppler signatures

V. C. Chen, F. Li, S. S. Ho, H. Wechsler

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Mechanical vibration or rotation of a target or structures on the target may induce additional frequency modulations on the returned radar signal which generate sidebands about the target's Doppler frequency, called the micro-Doppler effect. Micro-Doppler signatures enable some properties of the target to be determined. In the paper, the micro-Doppler effect in radar is introduced and the mathematics of micro-Doppler signatures is developed. Computer simulations are conducted and micro-Doppler features in the joint time-frequency domain are exploited.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-276
Number of pages6
JournalIEE Proceedings: Radar, Sonar and Navigation
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications


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