The Doppler Effect can be thought of as the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to the source of the wave. In radar, it is used to measure the velocity of detected objects. This highly practical resource provides thorough working knowledge of the micro-Doppler effect in radar, including its principles, applications and implementation with MATLAB codes. The book presents code for simulating radar backscattering from targets with various motions, generating micro-Doppler signatures, and analyzing the characteristics of targets. In this title, professionals will find detailed descriptions of the physics and mathematics of the Doppler and micro-Doppler effect. The book provides a wide range of clear examples, including an oscillating pendulum, a spinning and precession heavy top, rotating rotor blades of a helicopter, rotating wind-turbine blades, a person walking with swinging arms and legs, a flying bird, and movements of quadruped animals.
Victor C. Chen is retired from his position of principal investigator in the Radar Division of the U.S. Naval Laboratory. He holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Introduction. Basics of Micro-Doppler Effect in Radar. Micro-Doppler Effects of Typical Rigid Body Motions. Micro-Doppler Effects of Non-Rigid Body Motions. Analysis and Interpretation of Micro-Doppler Signatures. Summary and Perspective of Micro-Doppler Analysis.