Bio-inspired techniques for target localization

Galen M. Reich, Michael Antoniou, Christopher J. Baker

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This paper develops proof-of-concept results using a frequency-diverse radar system to localize a single target in angle. The approach mimics natural echolocators and uses radar representations analogous to several well-known acoustic cues. By using a large radar bandwidth, significant variations in antenna beampatterns are used to extract information about the angle to a target across a wide angular extent. Here we show how implementation of phase-comparison monopulse for regions of low-frequency diversity improves the overall system performance over the purely frequency-diverse approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538641675
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2018
Event2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018 - Oklahoma City, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201827 Apr 2018


Conference2018 IEEE Radar Conference, RadarConf 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOklahoma City


  • bio-inspired radar
  • frequency-diverse radar
  • phase-comparison monopulse
  • target localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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