Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 13, Number 05, March 2023

An FrFT Based Real-Time Estimation of Moving Target Acceleration Method for FMCW Radar


Qingbo Wang, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China


This paper considers the problem of real-time estimating the moving target acceleration in frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar. Based on the accelerated target FMCW radar echo signal model, after utilizing KeyStone transform to eliminate the ef ect of range migration on the signal parameters estimation. An improved fractional Fourier transform (FrFT) and optimized the best matching rotation angle search strategy is proposed to estimate the chirp rate of doppler dimension echosignal related to the target acceleration. Compared with the traditional FrFT, the approach in this paper has less computation and significantly reduced processing time while ensuring estimation accuracy. The proposed method is demonstrated with simulation and measurement data.


FMCW Radar, Acceleration Estimate, Range Migration, Fractional Fourier Transform, Linear Frequency Modulated, Chirp Rate.