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Author Max, S. ♦ Gulden, P. ♦ Vossiek, M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations ♦ Applied physics
Subject Keyword Transponders ♦ Apertures ♦ Radar ♦ Sensors ♦ Vehicles ♦ Radar measurements ♦ Trajectory
Abstract In this paper, we introduce the novel synthetic aperture secondary (SAS) radar positioning technique for the localization of a vehicle. The SAS technique is based on a frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) secondary radar concept where the interrogating radar signal is reflected coherently by a backscatter transponder. It will be shown that SAS positioning is a very efficient way to combine the data of wireless positioning systems with the data from assisting sensors. Our novel SAS local positioning technique outperforms the usual integrated or hybrid navigation approaches based on multilateration notably. A 5.8-GHz wireless local positioning system has been built to test our SAS concept. The synthetic aperture is set up by a moving vehicle. Aperture points are determined with the use of gyroscope and tachymeter sensor data. A newly developed SAS reconstruction algorithm estimates the most likely transponder positions. Based on these estimations, the vehicle determines its position with an accuracy of approximately 5 cm even in complex multipath environments.
Description Author affiliation: Inst. of Electr. Inf. Technol., Clausthal Univ. of Technol., Clausthal-Zellerfeld (Max, S.)
ISBN 9781424422401
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-07-21
Publisher Place Germany
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 1.72 MB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 437
Ending Page 440

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library