Robust capon based imaging of highly dispersive targets for harmonic radar

Florian Bischeltsrieder, Markus Peichl, Wolfgang Utschick

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A harmonic radar excites and detects higher order frequency components (harmonics) of the transmit signal frequency to detect especially electronic devices. The harmonics are a result of the nonlinear transfer function of the components inside the electronic target (e.g. diodes, transistors, etc.) and the injected electromagnetic wave. This work presents an algorithm for high-resolution imaging of near-field harmonic radar data that utilizes a pre-steered and frequency-smoothed robust capon array processing scheme. The performance of the imaging algorithm is analyzed using simulated and measured data and compared to classic imaging algorithms for synthetic aperture radar.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 Kleinheubach Conference, KHB 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9783948571009
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Event2019 Kleinheubach Conference, KHB 2019 - Miltenberg, Germany
Duration: 23 Sep 201925 Sep 2019

Publication series

Name2019 Kleinheubach Conference, KHB 2019


Conference2019 Kleinheubach Conference, KHB 2019


  • Harmonic radar
  • High-resolution imaging
  • Radar imaging
  • Synthetic aperture radar


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