FMCW Rail-mounted SAR: porting spotlight SAR imaging from MATLAB to FPGA

Melnikov, A;Le Kernec, J;Gray, D

[Melnikov, A.; Le Kernec, J.] Univ Nottingham Ningbo China, EEE Dept, Ningbo, Zhejiang, Peoples R China.
[Gray, D.] Xian Jiatong Liverpool Univ, EEE Dept, Suzhou, Peoples R China.

2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SIGNAL PROCESSING, COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTING (ICSPCC)

Pages:780-785

DOI:10.1109/ICSPCC.2014.6986303

Publication Year:2014

Document Type:Conference Paper

Identifier:http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12791/002775

Abstract

In this work, a low-cost laptop-based radar platform derived from the MIT open courseware has been implemented. It can perform ranging, Doppler measurement and SAR imaging using MATLAB as the processor. In this work, porting the signal processing algorithms onto a FPGA platform will be addressed as well as differences between results obtained using MAT LAB and those obtained using the FPGA platform. The target FPGA platforms were a Virtex6 DSP kit and Spartan3A starter kit, the latter was also low-cost to further reduce the cost for students to access radar technology.

Keywords

SAR Doppler ranging FPGA radar

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