Range measurement using modulated retro-reflectors in FM radar system

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  • D.J. Edwards
  • J. Thornton


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JournalIEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters
DatePublished - Sep 2000
Issue number9
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)380-382
Original languageEnglish


In a variant of the FM radar technique, an essentially clutter-free range measurement may be made to a cooperative target. To enhance the link budget in such a measurement system, modulated retro-reflectors are demonstrated as passive transponders which maintain a high radar cross section over a wide range of RF incidence angles. Range measurement accuracies the order of 1 cm are demonstrated in a high-clutter indoor environment

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