Experimental radar imager with sub-cm range resolution at 300 GHz

TitleExperimental radar imager with sub-cm range resolution at 300 GHz
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMecia-Oliva, B., J. Grajal-de-la-Fuente, A. Badolato, A. Garcia-Pino, J. L. Besada-Sanmartin, C. A. Leal-Sevillano, J. A. Ruiz-Cruz, J. R. Montejo-Garai, and J. M. Rebollar
Conference NameProc. 2013 Simposium Nacional URSI (in Spanish)
Date PublishedSept.
AbstractThis paper presents a high range resolution radar sensor working in the submillimeter-wave band for standoff detection and security applications. Low-cost technologies have been properly selected in order to implement a versatile and easily scalable radar system. A large operational bandwidth, required for high range resolution, is attained by means of a frequency multiplication-based architecture. This radar system sweeps a bandwidth of 27 GHz. The final application allows the generation of 3D images by means of the radar front-end integrated with a bifocal ellipsoidal Gregorian reflector system. The scene of interest is elliptically scanned at a standoff range of 8 m. In addition, some of the design and fabrication techniques of components at the millimeter and submillimeter-wave bands are presented.