Articles | Volume 16
18 Dec 2018
 | 18 Dec 2018

Radar target simulator with complex-valued delay line modeling based on standard radar components

Andreas R. Diewald, Manuel Steins, and Simon Müller

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Cited articles

Abou-Jaoude, R. and Grace, M.: Test systems for automotive radar, VTC2000-Spring, in: 2000 IEEE 51st Vehicular Technology Conference Proceedings, vol. 1, Tokyo, 492–495, 2000. a
Diewald, A. R.: Doppler analysis and modeling of complex motions in layered media, in: 44th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) 2014, 6-9 October 2014, Rome, 471–474, 2014. a
Diewald, A. R.: A Low-Cost Radar Target Simulator, in: Kleinheubacher Tagung 2017, Miltenberg, 2017. a
Diewald, A. R. and Culotta-Lopez, C.: Concepts for Radar Target Simulation, in: The Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, 13 November 2017, available at: (last access: 15 October 2018), 2017. a, b, c
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A concept of low-cost hardware for radar target simulation is presented. The theoretical foundations are derived and analyzed. An implementation of a demonstrator operating in the 24 GHz ISM band is shown for which the dynamical range simulation was implemented in a FPGA with fast sampling 10 ADCs and DACs. By using a FIR filtering approach a fine discretization of the range could be reached which will furthermore allow an inherent and automatic Doppler simulation by moving the target.