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IJCEE 2015 Vol.7(5): 283-295 ISSN: 1793-8163
DOI: 10.17706/IJCEE.2015.7.5.283-295

Velocity/Shape Estimation Algorithm Using Tracking Filter and Data Fusion of Dual Doppler Radar Interferometers

Kenshi Saho, Masao Masugi
Abstract—An algorithm is proposed for estimating the shape and velocity of a moving target using dual Doppler radars. The proposed algorithm estimates a target velocity and orbit with a fusion of parameters measured by the dual Doppler radar interferometers and the α-β-γ tracking filtering. The accurate shape is then estimated by motion compensation using the estimated velocities. Numerical simulations verify that the proposed algorithm achieves accurate and real-time velocity/shape estimation. The root-mean-square error for velocity estimation is 1.20 cm/s and for shape estimation is 0.317 mm, which corresponds to 1/237 of the nominal resolution determined by the radar bandwidth.

Index Terms—Doppler radar interferometer, velocity and shape estimation, data fusion, α-β-γ tracking filter.

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan.

Cite:Kenshi Saho, Masao Masugi, "Velocity/Shape Estimation Algorithm Using Tracking Filter and Data Fusion of Dual Doppler Radar Interferometers," International Journal of Computer and Electrical Engineering vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 283-295, 2015.

General Information

ISSN: 1793-8163 (Print)
Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Comput. Electr. Eng.
Frequency: Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Yucong Duan
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E-mail: ijcee@iap.org

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