Prospects of FMCW-based frequency diverse array radar

Cetiner R., Cetintepe C., DEMİR Ş. , Hizal A.

JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING-JOE, cilt.2019, sa.21, ss.7299-7303, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 2019 Konu: 21
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1049/joe.2019.0458
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.7299-7303


The linear frequency modulated (LFM) frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW)-based frequency diverse array (FDA) radar concept is investigated in detail. The radar operates as a linear pulsed FMCW/FDA in the transmission (TX) mode while it operates as a pulsed FMCW/phased array (PA) in the receiving mode. The issues such as low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of FDA, the time-angle scanning and time-range ambiguities are studied. It is shown that the local instantaneous frequency bandwidth is much smaller than the radio frequency (RF) deviation of LFM. Positive and negative slope TX/RF locations offer frequency diversity. Time domain and frequency domain signal processings are described. A Ku band direct digital synthesis-based FMCW/FDA radar example based on the cumulative detection scheme is given and compared with an equivalent FMCW/PA radar.