FMCW rail-mounted SAR: Porting spotlight SAR imaging from MATLAB to FPGA

Melnikov, A., Le Kernec, J. and Gray, D. (2014) FMCW rail-mounted SAR: Porting spotlight SAR imaging from MATLAB to FPGA. In: 2014 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Communications and Computing (ICSPCC), Guilin, 5-8 Aug. 2014, pp. 780-785. ISBN 9781479952724 (doi:10.1109/ICSPCC.2014.6986303)

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Abstract

In this work, a low-cost laptop-based radar platform derived from the MIT open courseware has been implemented. It can perform ranging, Doppler measurement and SAR imaging using MATLAB as the processor. In this work, porting the signal processing algorithms onto a FPGA platform will be addressed as well as differences between results obtained using MATLAB and those obtained using the FPGA platform. The target FPGA platforms were a Virtex6 DSP kit and Spartan3A starter kit, the latter was also low-cost to further reduce the cost for students to access radar technology.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Le Kernec, Dr Julien
Authors: Melnikov, A., Le Kernec, J., and Gray, D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
ISBN:9781479952724
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 IEEE
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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