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Terahertz Micro-Doppler Radar for Detection and Characterization of Multicopters


Abstract The micromotions (e.g. vibration, rotation, etc.,) of a target induce time-varying frequency modulations on the reflected signal, called the micro-Doppler modulations. Micro-Doppler modulations are target specific and may contain information needed to detect and characterize the target. Thus, unlike conventional Doppler radars, Fourier transform cannot be used for the analysis of these time dependent frequency modulations. While Doppler radars can detect the presence of a target and deduce if it is approaching or receding from the radar location, they cannot identify the target. Meaning, for a Doppler radar, a small commercial aircraft and a fighter plane when gliding at the same velocity exhibit similar radar signature. However, using a mi... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Kashyap, Bharath Gundappa (Author) / Trichopoulos, Georgios C (Advisor) / Balanis, Constantine A (Committee member) / Aberle, James T (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Electromagnetics
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 113 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Electrical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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